remotely configure SNMP on Windows 2003

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by DavidM, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    I have about 1000 servers I need to configure the community on SNMP. In
    stead of logging into each server and manually making the change I tried to
    change it via GPO. But there are only 3 fields in GPO but it's not granular
    enough.
    I need to modify:
    1. the public community
    2. Trap destinations (can be done via gpo)
    3. Under security, accepted community names with read/write ability (can
    only get read from gpo)
    4. Accept SNMP packets from these hosts (default is localhost i want to
    change that to an IP address)

    I also tried configuring a server and exporting the SNMP registry keys but
    even that doesn't configure everything when I import it to a new machine.

    I've also looked for 3rd party utils but haven't found much for the wild
    world of windows.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
    DavidM, Nov 14, 2007
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  2. Hello,

    the 4. can be done through GPO

    You may use process monitor to capture registry changes when you do it from
    the services.msc tab.

    Looks strange that you go this way for this numbers of servers. I would
    expect SCOM or things like this to manage this number of server, instead of
    just SNMP.
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Nov 15, 2007
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  3. DavidM

    DavidM Guest

    Mathieu,

    How do you set #4 up in GPO? I haven't been able to find that option. It's
    not under SNMP.

    The reason I'm doing this isn't so much to manage the servers. I'm setting
    up DellOpenManageIT which requires SNMP. Mostly it monitors the server
    hardware and notifies you if anything goes wrong.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
    DavidM, Nov 15, 2007
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  4. Hello,

    We set up too openmanage and it query correctly our servers without any
    write community access.
     
    Mathieu CHATEAU, Nov 16, 2007
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