By Ellie / Last Updated August 8, 2022

How can I access my console from another computer?

“I do have the need to open the Computer Management console on a remote computer quite often and wonder if there is a quick way to allow me to do this that will help me to save my time.

-Question from Reddit”

How to run MMC on remote computer on Windows 10

Here in this part, we’ll introduce how to access MMC snap-ins on remote computer on Windows 10.  

Method 1. Configure the snap-in for the specific feature separately

Step 1. Before starting, you need to find out the computer name of the remote computer. Right-click This PC on the remote desktop and then choose Properties.

Properties

Step 2. Note down the remote Device name, you’ll need it late.

Device Name

Step 3. Search for the feature that you would like to access on a remote computer and then open it. Here we’ll take Event Viewer as an example if you need to view the Event Log of the remote computer.

Run Event Viewer As Administrator

Step 4. Right-click Event Viewer, and then choose Connect to Another Computer.

Connect to Another Computer Event Viewer

Step 5. Enter the name of the remote computer and then tick Connect as another user. After this, click Set User.

Enter Another Computer Name

Step 6. Now you can provide the credential for a user that has access to the remote computer. Then click OK.

Enter the Credential

Step 7. Now you have already accessed the Event Viewer logs of the remote computer.

Browse the Remote Computer Logs

Method 2. Configure the snap-in for the feature on Microsoft Management Console

Step 1. Press Win + R, type in “mmc.exe”, and then press Enter to open Microsoft Management Console.

mmc.exe

Step 2. Click File first and then choose Add/Remove Snap-in.

Add Remove Snap-in

Step 3. Select the Snap-In for the feature that you want to manage on the remote device. For example, Computer Management, and then click Add.

Add Computer Management

Step 4. Enter the name of the remote computer, and then click Browse to check the computer name. After this, click Finish.

Another Computer Name

Step 5. Assuming you connect successfully, you can now use MMC snap-in remotely to that remote computer’s resources and settings as if you were physically sitting at that computer’s keyboard and monitor.

Remote Computer Management

NOTE: For the above two methods, you need to assure that remote services are running, and the appropriate firewall access has been allowed for remote access to the tools you wish to use.

Another option: Use the free & easy remote desktop software AnyViewer

Here we would like to introduce another option for you to run MMC on remote computer, which is to access MMC snap-ins via remote desktop software on Windows 10, for example, using AnyViewer.

AnyViewer is free and easy remote desktop software. As long as both computers are logged in to the same account, you can easily achieve unattended remote access with one click. Once you get full control of the remote computer, you can access MMC snap-ins freely.   

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Step 1. Download, install, and launch AnyViewer on both computers.

Download AnyViewer

✍Note: AnyViewer also has an iOS version, you are also able to remotely control your PC from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

✍Note: If you want to assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access, then you can upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Step 6. After you’ve got full control of the remote computer, you can then access MMC snap-ins as if you’re using it actually.

AnyViewer Computer Management

Conclusion

This post mainly introduces how to run MMC on remote computer. Specifically, you need to acquire the computer name of the remote computer and then obtain permissions to access the MMC snap-ins of the remote computer. Another option we also mentioned in this post is to use the remote desktop software to remotely access another computer.