Tuesday, July 18, 2006

MMC cannot open the file "blah blah"

My laptop running Windows 2003 R2 server developed a problem where I can't use any of the admin tools snap-ins lije Services or Event Viewer or IIS or SQL Server Console. The error I get is:

MMC cannot open the file C:\WINNT\system32\eventvwr.msc. This may be because the files do not exist, is not an MMC console, or was created by a later version of MMC. This may also be because you do not have sufficient access rights to the file.

After a bit of Googling, the solution was simple:
RUN: regsvr32 C:\Windows\system32\msxml3.dll (as admin)

1 comment:

pipsqueak said...

your mmc version is not compliant with snapins on the same OS?

The DLL was not registered. I've seen that fix before for other applications.