5.29 Ensure 'SNMP Service (SNMP)' is set to 'Disabled' or 'Not Installed'

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Enables Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) requests to be processed by this computer.

The recommended state for this setting is: Disabled or Not Installed.

Note: This service is not installed by default. It is supplied with Windows, but is installed by enabling an optional Windows feature (Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)).


Features that enable inbound network connections increase the attack surface. In a high security environment, management of secure workstations should be handled locally.


The computer will be unable to process SNMP requests.


To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to: Disabled or ensure the service is not installed.

Computer Configuration\Policies\Windows Settings\Security Settings\System Services\SNMP Service

Default Value:

Not Installed (Automatic when installed)

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