This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.
The SNMP property indicates whether Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is installed on an instance of Microsoft SQL Server.
Using SNMP, you can monitor SQL Server across different platforms (for example, different versions of Microsoft Windows, and UNIX). SNMP applications can be used to monitor the status and performance of instances of SQL Server, explore defined databases, and view server and database configuration parameters.
If an application calls SNMPon an instance of SQL Server version 7.0, the constant, SQLDMO_E_SQL80ONLY, and the message "This property or method requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or later" are returned.