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Configure traps

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To configure traps

  1. Open Computer Management.

  2. In the console tree, click Services.


    • Services and Applications/Services

  3. In the details pane, click SNMP Service.

  4. On the Action menu, click Properties.

  5. On the Traps tab, under Community name, type the case-sensitive community name to which this computer will send trap messages, and then click Add to list.

  6. In Trap destinations, click Add.

  7. In Host name, IP or IPX address, type information for the host, and click Add.

  8. Repeat steps 5 through 7 until you have added all the communities and trap destinations you want.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Computer Management, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.

  • If you change existing SNMP settings, your changes take effect immediately. The SNMP service does not need to be restarted for your settings to take effect.

  • The IPX/SPX protocol is not available on Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Itanium) and the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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