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I'm using Windows 7 professional. I would like to have the "local users and groups" snap-in icon show up, when I search for search terms like "users" or "groups" or even "local users and groups".

Search results for "local users and groups"

How can I accomplish that?

I know I can get the snap-in typing lusrmgr.msc, but that is not the question.

Search for (some?) other snap-ins work fine. For instance the task scheduler:

Search for "Schedule"


I have now tested searching from 3 machines. The behavior seems to differ. One machine actually behaves as I would like. (This machine is a part of a domain - could this make a difference?). On the two other machines the "edit local users and groups" does not show up in search. Not even when searching from the control panel.

Search for "Users" working as expected

Where can I adjust the behavior of windows search?

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Is the problematic installation a non-English installation that was later made English by installing a MUI pack or something like that? – Oliver Salzburg Jul 9 '12 at 9:58
No, the operating system is US English and has not changed. – steenhulthin Jul 9 '12 at 10:51
On the installation where the issue happens, are you using an account with limited privileges? I'm wondering if it might be a permissions thing. – Oliver Salzburg Jul 9 '12 at 10:53
I don't think that this is a permission issue. The issue exist on two installations. On both machines I log in with an Administrator user. – steenhulthin Jul 9 '12 at 10:59

You could create a link to lusrmgr.msc with your desired search words local users and groups.

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