Sometimes you receive a dialog box “MMC.exe / This app has been blocked for your protection” OR “MMC has been Stopped working”
while you are trying to run Computer Management.
MMC.exe shows you the hardware applications of your system.
You might be wondering on How do I get rid of the MMC.exe virus? This is nothing you should worry about: it’s not dangerous, neither it’s a virus or malware.
Secondly, you have come to the right place as 7 solutions could help you fix MMC.exe Blocked Error on Windows 10/7.
MMC (Microsoft Management Console) is an interface that allows users to configure and control their system.
Mmc.exe is an important Windows file that is a component of the management console and does not cause a threat to the system. Snap-ins help in organizing MMC that are mainly administrative tools.
Where is MMC.exe located?
You can find MMC snap-in dll links are in the Windows registry (if you’re running snap-in) at:
When an error message like: “MMC.exe application error”, “Failed to start MMC.exe. Class not registered”, “an administrator has blocked you from running this app MMC.exe” or a similar error pops up, users would be unable to open the snap-in utility of MMC.
Before jumping into solutions it’s advisable to have the latest update of the windows installed and check if you are an administrator if you face errors like: “An administrator has blocked this app mmc.exe”.
Here are 7 quick Solutions on how you can fix MMC Exe in Windows 10?
Solution 1: Scan System File to fix MMC.exe Error Blocked
Most errors are caused by corrupted files, so start by checking the system files to restore the system files.
You can do this using the command prompt. While typing commands be careful at the spaces between ‘/’ and word.
- Search by pressing the window key and type “Command Prompt“
- Right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator“. The option is available in the right pane of the window too.
- Type “DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth“. Press Enter. It Might take up to 30 minutes to complete the process
- Once the operation is completed successfully, type “sfc /scannow” in the command line and then press the Enter key.
- If there were any corrupted files you would see the following message on the command line: “Windows Resource Protection detected corrupted files and successfully restored them.”
- If so, type exit and hit enter.
The corrupted files would have been fixed by now. You can restart your windows and check if the problem (администратор заблокировал mmc.exe) exists.
Solution 2: Check Disk Scan “chkdsk”: How do I fix MMC Exe?
CHKDSK (Check Disk) is a Windows utility that fixes errors from system files. You can scan from the command line:
- Go to the Start menu by pressing window/search button and type “Command Prompt”
Right Click and “Run as administrator”
- Write on the command line: “chkdsk C:/r” and press Enter
- When the scan is complete close the command prompt and Restart Windows.
You might receive the following: “Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts?”.
You can either restart the system and do this process,
or type ‘Y‘ then press enter and restart to run the Check Disk operation automatically when the system starts up.
Solution 3: Disable Smart Screen: How do I unblock an app that is blocked by the administrator?
SmartScreen can block Computer Management.
By disabling it, we can know if it is. This will result in decreased security but you can always roll back if this doesn’t work. Follow the steps below:
- Click the Start/Search button and type “SmartScreen” and hit enter.
- Open App and Browser Control and you will be presented with three options where SmartScreen is working.
- Turn each option to off to disable smart screen, and see if the problem still exists.
If the problem is still there, the next solution will isolate the problem to enable computer management through the Local Group Policy Editor.
Solution 4: Enable Computer Management In Local Group Policy Editor
The error “MMC.exe is blocked for your protection” can be caused by the group policy settings, and the following changes can fix it:
- Press “Window + R”, to open RUN Dialog Box
- Type “gpedit.msc”
- In the list of options on the left, select User Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Microsoft Management Console> Restricted / allowed snap-ins
- Right-click on computer management
- In the right pane, right-click Computer Management and select Edit.
- Select Not Configured or Enabled.
- Click OK.
Then close the local group policy editor. Restart your computer and your issues should have been resolved in MMC.exe Blocked Error in Windows 10.
Solution 5: Boot Clean to fix MMC.exe Bad Image
Sometimes MMC snap-ins fail because of third-party applications. A boot clean might help to fix MMC.exe Blocked error:
- Press the Windows key + R, and type “msconfig“
- Click OK and the System Configuration window opens.
- Select “Selective launch”, and deselect “Load startup items”
- Then select “Load system services” and select “Use original boot configuration”
- Click the Services tab and select the Hide All Microsoft Services checkbox to show only third-party software.
- Click “Disable All” to exclude third-party software
- Then click on “Apply” to save these changes.
Restart Windows and check if this method can resolve the error.
If so, identify this problematic application by enabling them one after the other (each time you restart Windows) until the error occurs again. I understand it’s quite work-intensive but it verifies you the service that’s causing all the mischief.
Solution 6: System Recovery
If nothing else works, there is one last resort before you head over to reset your system.
System Restore can also remove any third-party program that is likely to affect MMC utilities. All you have to do is remember the date without MMC.exe Blocked error message:
Note: This will work only if there is already a system restore point
- Press the Windows key + R -> type “rstrui” and then click OK. Alternatively, you can type “create a restore point” to access system recovery.
- The “System Restore” window will open, in which you can also enable this option
- Click on “Configure” and then on “Turn on System protection”
- Click OK to turn on the system protection.
- From the available restore points, click on the created restore point and select Next.
This will roll back your system to the older stable version where you might lose some of your files so it’s advised to take a backup of your system
- This will confirm your Restore point and then click Finish.
If you don’t have a restore point already created, it’s advisable to create restore points as in such cases you can jump back to a previous stable version of your OS along with your data.
- To create a disk for system recovery Go to Disk Space Usage under the Restore settings while you turn on system protection, then go to Max Usage and create a disk by moving the pointer.
- Then create a restore point for the drivers that have system protection turned on.
- After creating, the system restore windows will open click on next.
Solution 7: Reset Windows 10 to Fix MMC.exe Blocked Error
The last option that you are left with is resetting Windows 10.
We don’t recommend it unless you have taken a backup of your system either in an external drive or cloud storage. Resetting Windows 10 will fix MMC.exe Blocked Error and more errors too as the Operating System will be renewed. It’ll remove all your applications but you can alternatively keep your files too. To restore, follow these steps:
- Go to the Search bar and type “Reset” and select Reset this PC
- Select “Get Started”
- Now Select “Keep my Files” and press “Reset”
The Complete Solutions will help you to fix your annoying MMC.exe errors like: “MMC.exe could not be found”, “Failed to install MMC.exe” or “MMC.exe – Bad image”.
Which of the solutions worked to fix your errors? Do let me know by leaving your comments below.