SNMP Trap (SNMPTRAP) Service Defaults in Windows 8

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
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\snmptrap.exe
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMPTRAP
Privileges:
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Default Behavior

The SNMP Trap service is a Win32 program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. When the SNMP Trap service is started, it runs as NT AUTHORITY\LocalService in its own process of snmptrap.exe. If SNMP Trap fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the SNMPTRAP service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for SNMP Trap

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.