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
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMPTRAP
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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 of SNMP Trap

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config SNMPTRAP start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The SNMPTRAP service is using the snmptrap.exe file that is located in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 8 installation media.