What does /s switch do when running MMCs?

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?

LVL 15
Who is Participating?
Debsyl99Connect With a Mentor Commented:

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 :))
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.  
adamdrayerAuthor Commented:
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.
Glad to help :))
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.