Windows XP SP3 - MMC Could not create snap-in

Posted on 2008-11-04
Last Modified: 2010-10-01
I have a custom mmc that RDP to some servers.  When I click to expand the list, the right pane window shows the error, "mmc could not create the snap-in".  any ideas?
Question by:tlouly
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    Expert Comment

    Take a look here:

    How do i make MMC create snap-in for Group Policy Object Editor:
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    Assisted Solution

    There is this previous article:

    mmc could not create the snap-in:

    Which has this solution:
    Install MMC 3.0 to fix the corruption in your current MMC installation and upgrade at the same time. Talk about killing 2 birds with one stone.

    Also, take a look here:

    "Snap-in failed to initialize" error message when you open Microsoft Management Console:

    When you try to open a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that involves security policies (such as Local Security Policy, Group Policy, or Domain Security Policy), the console may not open, and you may receive an error message similar to one of the following error messages:

    Author Comment

    actually what I am looking for is this.  I have a prebuilt mmc that list servers that i can rdp to, and that error is on the right pane window and not allowing the list to show up.   i am on an xp machine.  i dont want to do any GPO mmc.

    Accepted Solution

    I figured it out.  I needed to install Windows 2003 Adminpak and I was able to open the MMC now.

    Author Comment

    solution found.

    Author Comment


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