I thought I’d check out the ConfigMgr 2007 Console MMC; see how it goes on, where its settings reside and whether I can bring anything new to the current knowledge base. Unfortunately, I don’t bring anything new to the table; instead I’m just consolidating knowledge in to one place.

There seems to be two locations for the console, the registry and the file system

The Registry

Note: FX: is used to denote 3.0 Snap-ins, distinguishing them from 2.0 Snap-in

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT]\{CLSID} <--- Cannot locate the CLSID for ConfigMgr console in this location

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MMC\Snapins]

I’ve exported the entries from the registry for the Snap-in, for quick reference:

ConfigMgr Console Snap-in CLSID: FX:{6de537a5-7a1c-4fa4-ac3a-1b6fc1036560}

 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{6de537a5-7a1c-4fa4-ac3a-1b6fc1036560}]

"Type"="Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.Console.SmsAdminUISnapIn, AdminUI.Console, Version=4.0.6000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"

"ApplicationBase"="E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin"

"ConfigurationFile"="AdminUI.Console.dll.config"

"ModuleName"="AdminUI.Console.dll"

"AssemblyName"="AdminUI.Console"

"RuntimeVersion"="v2.0.50727"

"FxVersion"="3.0.0.0"

"About"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"

"NameStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-102"

"DescriptionStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-101"

"ProviderStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-107"

"VersionStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-108"

"IconIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-103"

"LargeFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-104"

"SmallFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-105"

"SmallSelectedFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll,-106"

"HelpTopic"="%SYSTEMROOT%\\Help\\SMSV4.CHM"

"LinkedHelpTopics"="%SYSTEMROOT%\\Help\\SMSV4.CHM"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{6de537a5-7a1c-4fa4-ac3a-1b6fc1036560}\NodeTypes]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{6de537a5-7a1c-4fa4-ac3a-1b6fc1036560}\Standalone]

ConfigMgr Resource Explorer Snap-in CLSID: FX:{a77b774c-ce32-4ab0-982a-6bb3c078e5c1}

 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{a77b774c-ce32-4ab0-982a-6bb3c078e5c1}]

"Type"="Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.AdminConsole.ResourceExplorerConsole.SmsResourceExplorerSnapIn, AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole, Version=4.0.6000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35"

"ApplicationBase"="E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin"

"ConfigurationFile"="AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole.dll.config"

"ModuleName"="AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole.dll"

"AssemblyName"="AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole"

"RuntimeVersion"="v2.0.50727"

"FxVersion"="3.0.0.0"

"About"="{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"

"NameStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-102"

"DescriptionStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-101"

"ProviderStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-107"

"VersionStringIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-108"

"IconIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-103"

"LargeFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-103"

"SmallFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-103"

"SmallSelectedFolderBitmapIndirect"="@E:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Configuration Manager\\AdminUI\\bin\\ResourceExplorerSnapInResources.dll,-106"

"HelpTopic"="%SYSTEMROOT%\\Help\\SMSV4.CHM"

"LinkedHelpTopics"="%SYSTEMROOT%\\Help\\SMSV4.CHM"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{a77b774c-ce32-4ab0-982a-6bb3c078e5c1}\NodeTypes]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MMC\SnapIns\FX:{a77b774c-ce32-4ab0-982a-6bb3c078e5c1}\Standalone]

File system

Location of Console files

<DRIVELETTER>:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI

MMC 3.0 Console Snap-in location

<DRIVELETTER>:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\adminconsole.msc

MMC 3.0 ConfigMgr Console Cache

<DRIVELETTER>:\Document and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Microsoft\MMC\adminconsole

This file retains custom settings for the console, as well as connections to site databases. It has been known to fix things if deleted. It gets recreated by the Snap-in.

ConfigMgr RTM Installation dialog (filtered for Console references only)

Copying Microsoft.ManagementConsole.dll and MMCFxCommon.dll to AdminUI directory.

 Calling InstallUtil on necessary files.

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.FrameworkInitializer.dll

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole.dll

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Console.dll

 Copying Microsoft.ManagementConsole.dll and MMCFxCommon.dll to AdminUI directory.

 Calling RegAsm on necesary files.

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\wsyncact.dll

 Registering E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\bin\i386\WSUSMSP.dll

 Copying Microsoft.ManagementConsole.dll and MMCFxCommon.dll to AdminUI directory.

 Calling NGEN on necesary files.

 Initiating compilation of NGEN QUEUE

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.AccessAccount.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ActiveDirectory.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Addresses.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.AdvertisedProgramAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Advertisement.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.BootImage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Certificate.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ClientInstallationMethods.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ClientPushInstallation.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.CollectionMenuActions.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.CollectionProperty.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Common.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ComponentSHV.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ComponentSoftwareDistribution.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ComputerClientAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConnectionAccount.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConsoleBuilder.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConsoleRootActions.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConsoleStartPage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConsoleView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Dashboard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DatabaseConnectionWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmClientAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DebugView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DeleteCollectionWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DeleteSecondarySite.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DeploymentTemplate.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DeviceManagement.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DistributeSoftwareUpdateWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DistributeSoftwareWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.FrameworkInitializer.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.HardwareInventory.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Heartbeat.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.MachineAssociation.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ManagementPoint.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.NetworkDiscovery.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.NewSecondarySite.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.NewTaskSequenceWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.OsdCommon.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.OsdStartPageView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.OSImage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.OSInstallPackage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Package.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.PackageStatusNode.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DiscoveryMethodsNode.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.PersonalFolders.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Program.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Queries.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.RemoteToolAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Report.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ResourceExplorer.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ResourceExplorerNodes.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ResourceExplorerConsole.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.UIResources.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SearchFolders.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SecurityCompliance.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SecurityComplianceClientAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SecurityComplianceStartPage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SecurityComplianceWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SecurityRights.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SiteBoundaries.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SiteHierarchy.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SiteHierarchyProperty.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SiteMaintenance.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SiteSystems.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SmsObjectView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SmsTraceListener.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareDistributionHomePage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareInventory.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareMeteringAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareMeteringRule.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateClientAgent.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateDeploymentProperties.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateDeploymentTemplateWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateManagementPoint.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdatePackageProperties.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdatePackagingWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateProperties.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SoftwareUpdateStartPage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SqmOptionsDialog.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StandardSender.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StatusFilterRules.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StatusFilterRulesNode.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StatusReporting.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StatusSummarizer.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.SystemStatus.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.TaskSequenceEditor.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.TaskSequenceMediaWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.TaskSequences.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.TransferSiteSettingsWizard.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.UpgradeSecondarySite.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.VSWizardFramework.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.WizardFramework.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.StartPageView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Console.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\msac.exe

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\Replstcfg.exe

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ComponentConfigurationNode.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DCMStartPage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DcmObjectModel.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmObjectWrapper.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmCommonDialogs.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmCIWizards.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmBaselineWizards.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DcmProperties.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.CAB.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.Common.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.CPF.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.CSP.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.Datastore.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.INF.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DeviceSettings.Util.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DeviceConfiguration.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.Driver.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.DriverPackage.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\DundasWinChart.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\Interop.CAPICOM.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.ConfigurationBaseLineView.dll

 Precompiling (NGEN) E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\AdminUI.AuthorizedUpdates.dll

 Initiating compilation of NGEN QUEUE

 Initiating compilation of NGEN QUEUE

 

 Adding an icon for E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\ADMINCONSOLE.MSC

 AddItem(E:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminUI\bin\ADMINCONSOLE.MSC, ConfigMgr Console)

 Shortcut string is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Microsoft System Center\Configuration Manager 2007\ConfigMgr Console.lnk

It looks like the ConfigMgr Console installation is still tightly woven in to the fabric of setup. I cannot find a way to invoke this independently so that the ConfigMgr console can be re-installed without referencing SETUP.EXE. This was possible in SMS2003 using an INI file to drive SETUP.EXE but I cannot eek out anything related to this for ConfigMgr.

Example SMS2003 Console installation code:

[Identification]
Action=InstallAdminUI

[Options]
FullName=
OrgName=
ProductID=xxxx
SMSInstallDir=xxxx
SDServer=
OptionalUnits=

I’d like a way to reinstall the console, as console issues that users are experiencing might be resolved by doing this. If I do find a way I’ll update this entry, or blog anew about it.

I did take a look in WMI to see if there was anything Console related there, but cannot find. Not sure if it does make configuration items resident in WMI, I can see via ADMINUI log that it picks out information from WMI but this all seems to be related to the consoles operations on the site rather than anything specific to the console.

I hope this helps somehow, and if you know anything to suppliment this information do let me know and I'll link to it, or post here.

Edit:

Added in how to switch on Verbose logging for the console

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb633406.aspx

To enable verbose logging for the Configuration Manager console

1. Navigate to the <InstallationPath>\AdminUI\bin folder.
2. Using a text editor, open adminui.console.dll.config
3. Change the line <source name="SmsAdminUISnapIn" switchValue="Error" > to <source
name="SmsAdminUISnapIn" switchValue="Verbose" >
4. Restart the Configuration Manager 2007 console.
5. Examine the <InstallationPath>\AdminUI\SMSAdminUI.log file for additional
information.
6. After verbose logging is no longer needed, reset the SwitchValue to Error again
to remove the processing overhead.

Edit:

Added another area in the registry that contains Configuration Manager Console specific settings

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ConfigMgr

Edit: