Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used to manage complex TCP/IP networks. With SNMP, administrators can manage and configure network computers from a centrally located computer instead of having to run network management software. They can also use SNMP to monitor network performance, detect network problems, and track who uses the network and how they use it. This is how you can install SNMP in Windows Vista :
- Press the keyboard combination Windows logo key + R to bring up the Run dialog.
- Type OptionalFeatures.exe in the Run dialog and press Enter key.
- In the Windows Features window, scroll down and place a checkmark in the SNMP Feature checkbox as shown,
- Click OK to apply the settings and install SNMP.