Network Administration: Customizing Microsoft Management Console

To create a custom console, first start Microsoft Management Console without loading a console by choosing Start→Run, typing mmc in the Open text box, and clicking OK or pressing Enter. This creates an empty console.

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After you’ve created an empty console, you can customize it by adding whatever snap-ins you want to make use of in the console. To add a snap-in, follow these steps:

  1. Choose File→Add/Remove Snap-In.

    This brings up the Add or Remove Snap-Ins dialog box.

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  2. Select the snap-in you want to add, and then click the Add button.

    Depending on which snap-in you select, a dialog box will appear asking if you want to use the add-in to manage settings on your own computer or on a local computer.

  3. Repeat Step 2 if you want to add other snap-ins to the console.

  4. Click OK.

    The console is now equipped with the snap-ins you’ve selected.