A previous network admin told our techs to always install snmp on our computers. I am thinking now that maybe we don't need to run this service. We are using KACE1000 and 2000. Do you agree? If so, is there a way to run a script that would remove this from our computers?


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If you just want to kill it change the snmptrap service startup to disabled via the kace 1000



Answered 06/28/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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  • I see there are 2 keys -- one called SNMP and one called SNMPTRAP. Could I use "Start"=dword:00000004 in both or would the snmptrap disabled be adequate?
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You can disable both, snmp is the internal gatherer and snmptrap is the messenger.  All you really need to do is shoot the messenger!

Answered 06/29/2012 by: SMal.tmcc
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Whether or not to use SNMP is pretty much a personal choice.  The bottom line is whether the information you are getting via SNMP is useful and unique (i.e. you can *only* get it from SNMP and you need that info to manage things efficiently/effectively).  Just be aware that there are security risks if it's not configured properly.



Old, but still worth a read:


Regardless of whether you use it or not, here's a good post on how to configure it:


Since it can be managed through registry settings, this is a prime candidate for policy enforcement (scripts) via the K1000.  Just figure out what registry setting you want to have in place, then go to Scripting > Configuration Policy > Enforce Registry Settings to setup your enforcement script.

Hope that helps!


Answered 06/27/2012 by: jverbosk
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BTW -- you guys rock

Answered 06/28/2012 by: jfrasier
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