JSI Tip 8974. How can I add Manage items to the My Computer right-click context menu?


When you right-click My Computer and press Manage, the System Management (Local) Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is opened.

If you find that you use some of these consoles frequently, you might want to add one or two directly to the My Computer context menu.

To add Device Manager:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window. 2. Type the following command and press Enter:

reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Device Manager\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\DevMgmt.msc" /F

NOTE: REG.EXE is built into Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later, or installed from the Windows 2000 Support Tools.

Here are some other possibilities:

Services                reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Services\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\Services.msc" /F
Indexing Service        reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Indexing Service\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\CIADV.msc" /F
Disk Defragmenter       reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Disk Defragmenter\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\Dfreg.msc" /F
Disk Management         reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Disk Management\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\DiskMgmt.msc" /F
Event Viewer            reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Event Viewer\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\EventVWR.msc" /F
Local Users and Groups  reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Local Users and Groups\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\LUsrMgr.msc" /F
Performance             reg add "HKCR\CLSID\\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D\}\shell\Performance\command" /VE /T REG_EXPAND_SZ /D "%SystemRoot%\system32\mmc.exe /s %SystemRoot%\system32\PerfMon.msc" /F



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