Configure agent properties

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

To configure agent properties

  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 Agent tab, in Contact, type the name of the user or administrator for this computer.

  6. In Location, type the physical location of the computer or the contact.

  7. Under Service, select the appropriate check boxes for this computer, and then click OK.


  • 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 Contact or Location SNMP settings, your changes take effect within a few minutes.

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.

See Also


Working with MMC console files
Install the SNMP service
Configure traps
Configure SNMP security properties
Start or stop the SNMP service