From the Start menu select Start|All Program|Symantec IM Manager|IM Manager MMC Snap-in. Right click on IM Manager in the tree and select Properties. At this point a dialog box titled Snapin Error is shown with the following message:
MMC has detected an error in a snap-in. It is recommended that you shut down and restart MMC.
The IM Manager snap-in properties are not displayed.
- The Windows Application Event log contains the following error event:
Log Name: Application
Source: Application Error
Date: 2/9/2012 7:09:44 AM
Event ID: 1000
Task Category: (100)
Faulting application name: mmc.exe, version: 6.1.7600.16385, time stamp: 0x4a5bc3f1
Faulting module name: ace.dll, version: 22.214.171.124, time stamp: 0x4f33a35d
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0005feb6
Faulting process id: 0x39dc
Faulting application start time: 0x01cce723b11c6c5f
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mmc.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\IMManager\IMLinkage\bin\ace.dll
Report Id: f343c353-5316-11e1-907a-005056b363d3
NOTE the following about the event information:
Exception code is always 0xc0000005.
Faulting application path is always C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mmc.exe.
Faulting module path is always C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\IMManager\IMLinkage\bin\ace.dll.
The other values may be different depending on the machine.
The IM Manager MMC Snap-In uses the library IEShims.dll. IE 9 installs one of these versions which are not compatible with IM Manager:
Symantec is aware of this issue.
Install a prior version of IE.
Use the following steps to ensure IE 9 is not installed by Windows Update:
1. Open computer Control Panel.
2. Click on Windows Update.
3. Click on the hyperlink for the "important updates".
4. If IE 9 appears, uncheck it then right click and select Hide Update. Click the OK button to close the window.
- IE 9 installed