Specify traps for public community

This policy setting allows trap configuration for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent. Simple Network Management Protocol is a protocol designed to give a user the capability to remotely manage a computer network by polling and setting terminal values and monitoring network events. This policy setting allows you to configure the name of the hosts that receive trap messages for the community sent by the SNMP service. A trap message is an alert or significant event that allows the SNMP agent to notify management systems asynchronously. If you enable this policy setting the SNMP service sends trap messages to the hosts within the “public” community. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the SNMP service takes the trap configuration configured on the local computer instead. Note: This setting has no effect if the SNMP agent is not installed on the client computer. Also see the other two SNMP settings: “Specify permitted managers” and “Specify Community Name”.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> SNMP -> Parameters -> TrapConfiguration -> public

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Network -> SNMP


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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