How to configure SNMP public neighbourhood in Windows Core server

Normally we would configure SNMP through the services control, but with a core server this i not possible. Not even with remote managed mmc.
Instead we need to set it manually throug the Registry Editor.
Go to


Here we will find the needed Keys, ValidCommunities and PermittedManagers.

Under the ValidCommutity Key we create a DWORD with the name of the Community/neighbourhood you want, with a value.

  • 8 sets read/write permission.
  • 4 sets read only permission.
  • 1 sets no access.

The PermittedManagers define who is allowed to connect to the SNMP service.
Create a new String with the next number in line, and set the IP address of the connecting host/client as the value.

Restart the SNMP service ex.(Powershell) Restart-service SNMP