Network Administration: Customizing Microsoft Management Console - dummies

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.


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.


  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.