Default MMC snap-ins (MSC files) in Windows 10 #

Microsoft does not appear to host a list of Windows' default Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins/Management Saved Console (MSC) files.

Here is one from a clean Windows 10 installation with descriptions cobbled together from a variety of linked sources. Launch MSC files from an elevated command prompt via mmc name.msc.

Filename Console Name Description
azman.msc Authorization Manager Define roles and the tasks those roles can perform
certlm.msc Certificates View, export, import, and delete certificates
certmgr.msc Certificates Manages certificates, certificate trust lists (CTLs), and certificate revocation lists (CRLs)
comexp.msc Component Services Component Services (COM+) management tool. Also loads Event Viewer and Services
compmgmt.msc Computer Management Includes System Tools (Task Scheduler, Event Viewer, Shared Folders, Local Users and Groups, Performance and Device Manager), Storage (Disk Management), and Services and Applications (Services and WMI Control)
devmgmt.msc Device Manager View and manage hardware devices and their drivers
DevModeRunAsUserConfig.msc DevModeRunAsUserConfig Manage Start Menu, Taskbar, and Notification settings
diskmgmt.msc Disk Management Manage disks and their volumes or partitions
eventvwr.msc Event Viewer View monitoring and troubleshooting messages from Windows and other programs
fsmgmt.msc Shared Folders Displays shared folders, current sessions, and open files
gpedit.msc Local Group Policy Editor Configure and modify Group Policy settings within Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
lusrmgr.msc Local Users and Groups Manage local users and groups
perfmon.msc Performance Monitor Diagnose performance issues and collect performance data
printmanagement.msc Print Management Manage print servers and printers
rsop.msc Resultant Set of Policy View policy that has been applied as well as predict what policy would be applied to a user on a computer.
secpol.msc Local Security Policy Define security policies for computers in your domain
services.msc Services Starts, stops, and configures Windows services
taskschd.msc Task Scheduler Schedule computer tasks to run automatically
tpm.msc TPM Management Configure and manage the TPM security hardware
WF.msc Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security Configure policies that provide enhanced network security for Windows computers
WmiMgmt.msc WMI Control Allows configuration and control of the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) service

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/windows | Jan 02, 2023

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