“Cannot initialize the snap-in” error in the MMC console



Kaspersky Security Center 9


“Cannot initialize the snap-in” error in the MMC console

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2014 Mar 12 ID: 7920
Applies to Kaspersky Security Center 9

Sometimes a “Cannot initialize the snap-in” error may occur when starting the Administration console.


This error can be eliminated the following way:

  • Delete the CS Admin Kit.msc file in the following folder:
    • С:\Users\<user_account>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\MMC\ in Windows Vista, 7, 2008. 
    • C:\Documents and Settings\<user_account>\Application Data\Microsoft\MMC\ in Windows XP.

All the data on client hosts, groups, tasks and policies will be preserved.

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