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How to Fix MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in



MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in – You guys must be aware with the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that is an app that comes with a graphical user interface (GUI) and programming framework where the consoles were collections of the administrative tool and it can be created, saved, and opened.

MMC was released originally as the part of the Windows 98 Resource Kit and it is included in all later versions. It uses a Multiple Document Interface (MDI) in an environment similar to Microsoft’s Windows Explorer. MMC is considered to be a container for the actual operations, and is known as a “tools host”. It does not, itself, provide management, but rather a framework in which management tools that can operate.

MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in – Fixing Guide

MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in

MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in

Sometimes, there are some possibilities of a scenario in which some snap-ins may not work properly. Especially, if the registry configuration of a snap-in will broke than note one thing that Registry Editor is not a snap-in, and the snap-in initialization may fail.

In this case, you’re likely to get following error message (a specific message in case of Event Viewer): MMC could not create the snap-in and the snap-in might not have been installed correctly.

Now, let’s see how to fix MMC Could Not Create the Snap-in Error via the following methods:

Method #1: Turn on the Microsoft .net Framework

  1. Right click on the windows button and select control panel/
  2. Tap on programs.
  3. Now choose to Turn Windows Features on or off under the programs and features.
  4. Now select the Microsoft .net Framework 3.5 and you have to expand each component and check the ones you want to turn on.
  5. Restart your PC and check if the issue is fixed or not.

If this method isn’t working for you then please follow below methods.

Method #2: Registry Fix

  1. Press the Windows Icon Key + R together and type regedit in the Run dialog box to open the Registry Editor.

Note: Before doing anything with Registry, you should make a backup of registry or create a system restore point.

  1. Inside registry navigate to the following key:


  1. Inside SnapIns search for the error number specified in CLSID.
  2. After navigating to the following key, right-click on the FX:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510} and select Export. This will let you to back up the registry key into a .reg file. Next, right click on the same key and this time select Delete.
  3. Finally, in the confirmation box, choose YES to delete the registry key. Close the Registry Editor and reboot your system.

Once you restart your PC, Windows would automatically generate the required registry configuration for the Event Manager and this solves the problem. So you can open Event Viewer and find it works as expected.

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