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Create custom MMCs the right way with these five tips

Building your own Microsoft Management Consoles can simplify daily admin chores. Bill Detwiler shares five tips for making custom MMCs the right way.

Whether you manage a few dozen Windows machines or thousands, the Microsoft Management Console (or MMC) can help you configure and monitor those boxes. And although the default consoles (such as Computer Management and Group Policy Editor) contain some of the most widely-used MMC snap-ins, you can create custom consoles tailored to meet your needs. In this week's TR Dojo episode, I give you five tips for creating custom MMCs the right way.

For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or check out Brien Posey's article, "Five tips for creating custom MMCs for administrative tasks," on which this episode is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

2 comments
JCitizen
JCitizen

I've seen contract technicians; modify the regular MMC in Home versions of Windows, to enhance the security of those operating systems. Of course that was strictly on the local machine. This is rather off the subject from professional domain based IT work; but I was pleasantly surprised at this. Thanks for the Do-Jo tip! I can see we had conflicting policies in the past, with local and group consoles; glad to see this suggestion!!

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