Add ConfigMgr Console to (Desktop-)Right-Click Menu

Sometimes you get a request that is just fun when it works. This time that was whether it was possible to add a shortcut for the ConfigMgr Console to the (Desktop-)Right-Click Menu. Well… I can tell you that it is possible!

The easiest way to make this happen is to create a reg-file that will add an extra option for the ConfigMgr Console to the Right-Click Menu. To create a working reg-file for this situation, there are two locations that you need to know:

  1. The Icon Location: (In my case) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\bin\SmsSnapInResources.dll
  2. The ConfigMgr Console Location: (In my case) C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\AdminUI\bin\adminconsole.msc

These two locations have to be used in the reg-file mentioned above. With these locations the reg-file that you need will look like this (also worth mentioning, it is not necessary to add the icon):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\CMC]
@=”ConfigMgr Console”
“Icon”=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\\AdminUI\\bin\\SmsSnapInResources.dll”,-103
“Position”=”Bottom”

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\CMC\command]
@=”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Configuration Manager Console\\AdminUI\\bin\\adminconsole.msc”

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