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"Snap-in failed to initialize" error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

"Snap-in failed to initialize" error message when you open Microsoft Management Console

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KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826282

INTRODUCTION

When you try to open a Microsoft Management Console snap-in that involves security policies (such as Local Security Policy, Group Policy, or Domain Security Policy), the console may not open, and you may receive an error message similar to one of the following error messages:

Error message 1

Snap-in failed to initialize.

Name: Group Policy

CLSID: {8FC0B734-A0E1-11D1-A7D3-0000F87571-E3}

Error message 2

Snap-in failed to initialize.

Name: Resultant Set of Policy

CLSID:{6DC3804B-7212-458D-ADB0-9A07E2AE1FA2}

Error message 3

Snap-in failed to initialize.

Name: Software Installation (Computers)

CLSID:{942A8E4F-A261-11D1-A760-00C04FB9603F}

Error message 4

Snap-in failed to initialize.

Name: <unknown>

CLSID:{8FC0B734-A0E1-11D1-A7D3-0000F87571E3}

Comments
  • How to download the fix for it from Microsoft site

    I am getting error 1223 and it is taking me here and I cannot download.

    www.pcpr.org/error-1223.php

    Please advise me how can I download the free fix from above URL.

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