Most of the administrative functions you perform in Windows 2000 Professional happen through various Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins. A useful advantage to this modular design is the fact that you can customize the consoles to suit your needs. For example, you can add a selection of consoles to your own custom console for the administrative functions you perform most often.
To create your own custom console with a selection of snap-ins, follow these steps:
- Go to Start | Run, and enter MMC.EXE in the Run dialog box.
- In the console window, choose Console | Add/Remove Snap-in.
- Click Add, select the desired snap-in, and then click Add again.
- Insert any other consoles you want to include and then click Close.
- Save the console so you can use it any time you need it. To do so, go to Console | Save As.
- Specify a location and filename, and the MMC will save the console with an .msc file extension.
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For quick access to the console, create a shortcut to it in your Start menu or on your desktop.