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Tweaking Microsoft Management Consoles and MMC Administration Tools


Tweaking Microsoft Management Consoles and MMC Administration Tools

MMC has two operating modes:

  • Author mode
  • User mode

In author mode, you can create and modify a console’s design by adding or removing snap-ins and setting console options. In user mode, the console design is frozen, and you cannot change it.

By default, the prepackaged console tools for administration open in user mode. To open in author mode, right-click the tool’s icon, and choose Author. That's right, simply right-click the related menu item on the Administrative Tools menu, and then choose Author. You will then have full design control over the console. Just be sure to save the modified console with a new name.

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