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SNMP Trap Service (System Services for the Windows Server 2003 Family and Windows XP Operating Systems)

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Service Name: SNMPTRAP

Executable Name: Snmptrap.exe

Log On As: LocalService

Description: SNMP Trap Service receives trap messages generated by local or remote Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents and forwards the messages to SNMP management programs running on your computer.

The SNMP service, when configured for an agent, generates trap messages if any specific events occur. These messages are sent to a trap destination. For example, an agent can be configured to initiate an authentication trap if a request for information is sent by an unrecognized management system.

Trap destinations consist of the computer name or the IP or IPX address of the management system. The trap destination must be a network-enabled host that is running SNMP management software. Trap destinations can be configured by a user, but the events (such as restarting a computer) that generate a trap message are internally defined by the SNMP agent.

If this service is stopped or disabled, SNMP-based programs on your computer cannot receive SNMP trap messages. If this computer is being used to monitor network devices or server applications by using SNMP traps, significant system events are lost.

Available on: Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition; Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition; Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003, Web Edition.

Installed through: Add/Remove Windows Components, Management and Monitoring Tools, and Simple Network Management Protocol. (When you install Simple Network Management Protocol, the SNMP Trap Service is automatically installed.)

Startup type: Automatic

Service status: Started

This service depends on the following system components:

Event Log

The following system components depend on this service:

None

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