Using administrative tools in Microsoft Management Console

You might need to be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to perform some tasks.

Microsoft Management Console (MMC) hosts administrative tools that you can use to administer computers, services, other system components, and networks. You can add one or more of these administrative tools, called snap-ins, to the console by following the procedure below.

To add a snap-in


Open MMC


On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in.


In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, click Add.


In the Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box, click the snap-in you want to add to the console, and then click Add.


You can add additional snap-ins by repeating steps 2 through 4.


To open MMC, click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type mmc, and then click OK.

For information about using a snap-in, in MMC, click Help on the Action menu.

For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Using System Properties

Using Data Sources (ODBC)

Using Computer Management

Using Services

Using Performance

Using Security Configuration and Analysis

Using Removable Storage

Using System Information

Using Local Users and Groups

Using IP Security Policy Management

Using Indexing Service

Using Group Policy

Using Shared Folders

Using Event Viewer

Using Disk Management

Using Device Manager

Using Disk Defragmenter

Using Component Services

Using Certificates

Using the Microsoft Management Console

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