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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Building Custom MMCs

If you find that the existing console tools don't meet your needs or you want to create your own administration tool with the features you choose, you can build your own custom console tools. This allows you to determine which features the console includes, which snap-ins it uses, and which additional commands are available.

The steps for creating custom console tools are as follows:

  1. Create the console for the tool.

  2. Add snap-ins to the console. Snap-ins you use can include Microsoft console tools as well as console tools from third-party vendors.

  3. When you are finished with the design, save the console in user mode so that it is ready for use.

Each step is examined in detail in the sections that follow. Optionally, you can create ...

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