On Windows Server 2008 R2 I have various admin consoles/snapins installed. All of these run correctly, whether I launch them directly or add them to MMC.

However, if I try to launch them from the command line or from a batch file I get the above error.

No errors or relevant information is logged in the event logs. I have tried deleting the files from AppData\MMC and have also tried re-registering msxml3.dll.

Any other suggestions?

PS the reason I need to do this is that I'm trying to publish them via Citrix.

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    from the CLI, are you executing them using an elevated command prompt? – SpacemanSpiff Sep 20 '11 at 0:21
  • @SpacemanSpiff - no, but I do get a UAC prompt to launch MMC anyway. – Matt Sep 20 '11 at 0:57
  • @SpacemanSpiff - just to verify, running with elevated privileges makes no difference. – Matt Sep 20 '11 at 0:59

My next steps would be a) trying to run the consoles in 32-bit environment as "mmc /32 compmgmt.msc" and if it doesn't help b) running "sfc /scannow"

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  • Hmm I was trying to force it to use 64 (32 bit won't work for some of the consoles). I'll try your suggestions and see how they go. Thanks – Matt Sep 20 '11 at 20:41

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