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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Creating Your Own MMC Consoles

Creating your own MMC console or modifying an existing one involves the following steps (not necessarily in this order):

  • Running MMC with no snap-in, or opening an existing MMC console in Author mode

  • Displaying the console tree if it’s not already visible

  • Adding or removing snap-ins, folders, and, if appropriate, extensions (modules that extend the functionality of snap-ins)

  • Adding taskpad views (customized pages that appear within the Details pane of a snap-in), if appropriate

  • Manipulating windows and other display elements to taste

  • Adding items to the Favorites menu, if appropriate

  • Naming the console and choosing an icon for it

  • Choosing Author mode or one of the three User modes

  • Further restricting user options, if appropriate ...

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