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JSI Tip 2960. Windows 2000 Microsoft Management Console and Snap-in Restrictions.

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 271135 contains the following summary:

This article discusses the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and snap-in restrictions for a Microsoft Windows 2000-based computer.

When you attempt to run an MMC snap-in, you may receive the following error message: 

    The snap-in below, referenced in this document has been restricted by policy.

    Contact your administrator for details. snap-in name

Or, MMC starts, but the list of available snap-ins is missing or limited.

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