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MMC.EXE problems

Help! I cannot open my Symantec System Center Console. I think it is stemming from the mmc.exe version 5.2.3790.3959. As I have the task manager open I can see that the mmc.exe tries to run for a second and then stops.
However, dont ask how but I was able to get it to open after countless attempt. What happened then was, I was trying to push a license to a client station (it failed). Here's the error message...MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC. Which I did (did not work). I still cannot open Symantec Console.
This was an error from my event log, not sure if it is related.
Event ID 1001 in source (Microsoft Management  Console) cannot be found
The local computer may not have the necessary registy information or message DLL files to display message from a remote computer......

Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Do you have MMC 2.0 or 3.0 installed?

From the MMC's Help menu look at "About Microsoft Management Console" and see what it says.

Jeff
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MrLonandBCommented:
Do you have the install disk, or a comparable system to copy the mmc.exe file from. If on another system -- located in the Windows\System32 folder. Rename the current one of course to oldmmc.exe or something.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You wouldn't want to do that.  MMC needs to be fully installed rather than copied from another source.

Jeff
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stronglineCommented:
talk to symantec tech to see if this is a known issue. Issues like this doesn't worth time for troubleshooting - you learn nothing from it - instead, i will just run the console from a different box.
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tmcentireAuthor Commented:
I discovered that after about fifteen minutes it will open? Any suggestions on why?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You never provided the requested information about MMC Version... so it's rather difficult to explain much of anything.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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tmcentireAuthor Commented:
Sorry about that... MMC 3.0
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Are you trying to open the System Center while logged on directly at the server's console?  Or are you opening it during an RDP session?

Jeff
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tmcentireAuthor Commented:
From the Server's Console...
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
I'm wondering if you have a failed SP2 install.  Because that should have fixed this particular problem.  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/915797)

Can you please post the results of running SYSTEMINFO at a command prompt?

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Although this patch could also fix the problem:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907265

Jeff
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tmcentireAuthor Commented:
I'll give it a try...Thanks!
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