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Re: Microsoft SMS SNMP functionality
From: Peter Howard <pchoward () yahoo com>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 04:49:01 -0800 (PST)

SMS Network discovery allows you to specify snmp community names and snmp devices.
Both names and devices are optional and can be added or removed in the snmp tabs
under network discovery properties. From the SMS admin snapin go to: site
database>site hierarchy>sitecode>site settings>discovery methods>network discovery>

--- "Vachon, Scott" <Scott.Vachon () Paymentech com> wrote:

Our Network Operations group recently noted an increased failure on snmp
queries against our internal routers and switches. After tracking down the
offending IP address, we discovered that our Desktop group had deployed
Microsoft SMS company- wide and it was attempting network discovery by
sending snmp requests to the network equipment. Understanding that there are
some benefits to SMS, we requested they either exclude certain IP ranges
used for network equipment and/or turn off the SNMP functionality of SMS.
They don't want to exclude IP ranges . They also claimed they can not turn
off the SNMP functionality of Microsoft SMS. I "Googled" the hell out of SMS
and also dug through MS Technet, etc..I can not find a definitive answer or
set of steps regarding disabling the snmp component of Microsoft SMS. Can
anyone on the list direct me to a detailed resource or post the steps for
disabling the snmp ? TIA.

Scott Vachon 
Paymentech, LP. 

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