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.
For additional information on the Microsoft Management Console, check out the following resources:
- A look at the Terminal Services Manager in Windows Server 2008
- A look at Windows Vista's Microsoft Management Console
- Simplify common MMC actions with taskpads in Windows 2000 Pro
- Build Your Skills: Control Windows desktops with the MMC
- Create a custom MMC to remotely troubleshoot Windows XP systems
- Using the Certificate MMC snap-in with Windows 2000 Pro
- Customize Microsoft Management Console (MMC) consoles in Windows 2000 Professional
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. He was most recently Managing Editor for TechRepublic Pro. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.