After installing a Windows 10 Feature update (v2004 or higher) or Windows 11, you may observe that the Print Management MMC console is missing from the system. Print Management is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that lets you install, view, and manage all printers on your local computer or the network. You can add or delete printer driver packages, manage the print queue, and do much more.
This issue can occur in Windows 10/11 Professional or Enterprise edition. Note that the Print Management console is not available on Home editions of Windows. If you’re using Windows Home Edition, this article doesn’t apply to you.
The Print Management shortcut may be missing in the Administrative Tools folder. And, when you attempt to run
printmanagement.msc directly, you’ll see the following error:
Windows cannot find 'printmanagement.msc'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.
Also, copying the file
printmanagement.msc file from another Windows 10 computer and running it would cause the error “couldn’t load the snap-in” since the supporting files are missing from the computer.