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SNMP Trap - Windows 7 Service

Receives trap messages generated by local or remote Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agents and forwards the messages to SNMP management programs running on your computer. If this service is stopped, SNMP-based programs on your computer will not receive SNMP trap messages. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:SNMP Trap
Service name:SNMPTRAP
Type:own
Path:%WinDir%\System32\snmptrap.exe
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

The SNMP Trap service runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the SNMP Trap fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the SNMPTRAP service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for SNMP Trap

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreSNMPTrapWindows7.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the snmptrap.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.