How Many MMC Snap-ins Installed on My Windows

First introduced in Windows 2000, MMC (Microsoft Management Console) is a core component that provides sysadmin and advanced users an user interface for configuring and monitoring the system. Most of Microsoft administration tools are implemented as MMC snap-ins, while 3rd parties can also implement their own snap-ins developed using Microsoft’s MMC application programming interfaces.

The most prolific MMC component is Computer Management, one of my favorite tools that I use almost every day. It actually consists of a collection of MMC snap-ins, including  the Device Manager, Disk Defragmenter, Internet Information Services (if installed), Disk Management, Event Viewer, Local Users and Groups (except in the home editions of Windows), Shared Folders, and other tools.

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So how many snap-ins are installed on my computer that I can use and get benefit from?

MMCSnapInsView is a new tool for Windows that displays the details of all MMC snap-ins installed on your system, including name, description, CLSID, dll file, product name, company name, file version, and more. It works on any version of Windows, from XP and all the way up to Windows 10. Both 32-bit and 64-bit systems are supported.

As all other NirSoft tools, MMCSnapInsView is also a portable tool that you can download, extract, and run without any installation process or additional DLL files. To start using the tool, simply launch the executable file MMCSnapInsView.exe.

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And what’s better? You can select multiple MMC snap-ins and then open them up in MMC console. Quite convenient for people who don’t remember the name of snap-ins they want to open.

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Kent Chen

Microsoft MVP, IT Professional, Developer, Geek, and the co-founder of Next of Windows.

Last updated: 12/01/2015

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