McpManagementService Error Code: 15100 – Failed to Read Description

When you open Services MMC and double-click “McpManagementService”, the properties dialog may show the error 15100.

Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 15100

The error occurs because the file McpManagementService.dll doesn’t have the specific string resource embedded into it. Whereas the service’s registry setting points to two non-existent string resources, namely: McpManagementService.dll,-100 and McpManagementService.dll,-101


To fix the display name and the description fields in Services MMC, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Regedit.exe to start the Registry Editor.
  2. In the Registry Editor, go to the following branch:
  3. Set the value data for DisplayName and Description values to the following:
    Universal Print Management Service
  4. Exit the Registry Editor.

The MMC should show “Universal Print Management Service” for the service name and description.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

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