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What does /s switch do when running MMCs?

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In shortcuts of many administrative tools that run MMCs, I often see the "/s" switch after the .msc  

What exactly does the "/s" do in windows?

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Hi

I believe that it used to prevent a splash screen showing when a management console was opened but it is now redundant as the splash screen doesn't show anymore - as you'll notice opening an msc makes no difference if the /s switch is present or not,

Deb :))
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From what I can tell, compmgmt.msc and compmgmt.msc /s are no different.  In fact, if you typed in compmgmt.msc /xyz123, it opens the same as the /s or without a switch.  The only switch I'm aware of that works is the /a for authoring mode.  I did an extensive search through my books and the internet and came up with nothing specifically regarding the meaning of the /s switch.  It may possibly be a hold over from a previous version of Windows that used it (W2K?)and now it's assumed in XP.  
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thanks to everyone.  I tried doing some research and couldn't find it.  Thanks Deb.  great detective work, as was said by one of the guys in the post.
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Glad to help :))
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