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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Microsoft Management Console—Tasks

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We’ll walk through the process of creating, customizing, and working with custom consoles.

Create a Console

Let’s create a custom console that can be used to simultaneously manage resources on two computers running WS2003: the local computer and a remote computer. Begin by logging on as Administrator and open a blank MMC console using one of the following methods:

  • Start Run mmc OK.

  • Type mmc at the command line.

  • Open the System32 folder and double-click on the mmc.exe file.

Now add a Computer Management snap-in for managing the local computer:

Console Add/Remove Snap-in Add

This opens the Add/Remove Standalone Snap-in dialog box, which lists the various standalone snap-ins available for installation on the system. You can add as many of these snap-ins to a console as you like, and you can add multiple instances of any snap-in to manage different computers or simply to give different views of the same snap-in. In the Add/Remove Standalone Snap-in dialog box, select the Computer Management snap-in and click Add. This opens a dialog box prompting you to specify the computer that the snap-in will manage. If you select “Another computer,” you have to browse Active Directory to locate the remote computer you want to manage. In our example, we want to install two instances of the Computer Management snap-in into our console: one to manage the local computer and the other to manage a remote computer. After selecting “Local computer,” accept ...

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