So by now, you have gone though the process of installing the Windows SNMP Service but when trying to configure, you realize that there are missing tabs!
This is a relatively simple but obnoxious change that seems to have changed from previous Windows versions and 2016.
To fix this, simply run the following command from a Windows Command prompt:
> Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:Server-RSAT-SNMP /ALL
This will install the complete features for the SNMP service and in the end will give you the familiar looking screen with all the tabs.
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP for short) has two aspects.
One, is as an agent, which allows the device that is running SNMP to be discovered and inventoried by a Monitoring Agent. (Port 161)
The second, allows to send traps to a Monitoring Agent via port 162.
For our purposes, we won’t go into all the specifics of SNMP, just that it can be used by a Monitoring Software for discovery/ inventory and alert processing. More specifics can be found here:
That being said, here are some pieces of how SNMP can be leveraged in multi-operating system environments: