SNMP Trap (SNMPTRAP) Service Defaults in Windows 10

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.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:SNMP Trap
Service name:SNMPTRAP
Service type:own
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMPTRAP
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege

Default Behavior

SNMP Trap is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the SNMP Trap service is started, it is running as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in its own process of snmptrap.exe. If SNMP Trap fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the SNMPTRAP service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for SNMP Trap

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_SNMPTRAP_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The SNMPTRAP service is using the snmptrap.exe file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32 folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.