SOURCE: SolarWinds


March 16, 2011 07:00 ET

SolarWinds Introduces New Free Tool for System Administrators, SNMP Enabler for Windows

System Administrators to Save Time Enabling SNMP on Windows Servers and Workstations

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its fifth free tool designed for System Administrators, SNMP Enabler for Windows. SNMP Enabler joins Permissions Analyzer, WMI Monitor, VM Console and VM Monitor in the company's application management free tool line-up, making it easy to quickly install, enable and configure SNMP on Windows servers and workstations.

When deploying a new monitoring or management application, many sysadmins will have to enable and configure SNMP on all of the machines they manage. SNMP Enabler for Windows allows sysadmins to automate this process by remotely installing and configuring SNMP on multiple devices at once, saving the countless hours it would take to install it on each machine manually.

"With so many management tools and monitoring applications requiring SNMP, it's inevitable that sysadmins will have to enable it in their environment at some point," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' head geek and VP of technology. "SNMP Enabler eliminates the time wasted individually configuring SNMP on each server by turning the process into one simple step." 

SNMP Enabler for Windows highlights:

  • Remotely install, enable and configure SNMP on any Windows server or workstation on a network
  • Simultaneously enable SNMP on multiple machines
  • Save time when deploying applications requiring SNMP

Once SNMP is enabled in an environment, users can gain visibility into the performance of applications and the underlying operating systems they run on by downloading SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor (APM).

SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor highlights:

  • Define and monitor critical business applications and their underlying infrastructure to get app-centric, top-down views of IT services such as Microsoft Active Directory®, Exchange, SQL Server®, IIS, Windows®, Linux® and more
  • Perform root-cause analysis across apps and physical and virtual servers
  • Gain at-a-glance insight into the health of the physical and virtual applications and server infrastructure -- all through a single pane of glass
  • Monitor virtually any application using 50+ out-of-the-box monitors or custom templates develped by other users on the thwack Community Content Exchange
  • Take control over alerting by configuring alerts and escalation sequences based on correlated events, sustained conditions, complex combinations of states, and more

Additional Resources
Video: How to Enable SNMP on Windows Servers and Operating Systems

Pricing and Availability

  • SolarWinds SNMP Enabler for Windows is free and available on the SolarWinds website.
  • Pricing for SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor starts at $2495. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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