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DOC Err: SNMP OIDs Leave off Leading Dot

Article ID: 169363

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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In chapter 11 of the Windows NT 4.0 Server Resource Kit, several example OIDs for simple network management protocol (SNMP) are given without the leading dot.

For example table 11.3 gives an example of:

   Internet MIB-II

This should be listed as:

   Internet MIB-II     .

When you query using an incorrect oid you will receive the following error:

Error: Invalid oid, x.x.x.x, specified.

When you use SNMP Monitor (Snmpmon.exe) from the Windows NT Resource Kit, SNMP monitor will simply not collect data.


To resolve this issue, use the syntax above that includes the leading dot (.)

Additional query words: winnt snmp ntreskit

Keywords: kbnetwork kbprb KB169363