To add an item to a new MMC console for a remote computer


Open MMC


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


Under Snap-in, double-click the item you want to add, and do the following:

Click Remote Desktop, type the name of the computer you want this item to manage, and then click Finish.

If a wizard appears, follow the instructions on the screen.


To add another item to the console, repeat step 3.


To open MMC, click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.

If a dialog box or a wizard does not appear in step 3, you can use the item only to administer your local computer.

If you add a snap-in to a console, but then the snap-in becomes damaged, try adding another instance of the same snap-in to the console, configure it as needed, and then remove the first instance of the snap-in.

If a snap-in does not appear in the list, you must first install the program, device, or service administered by the snap-in. You can access snap-ins from the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box that are not locally installed, but are available in the Active Directory directory service, only if the computer you are using: (click here)

Is running Windows 98 with Windows Installer installed;


Is running Windows NT 4.0 with Windows Installer installed;


Is running Windows Millennium Edition;


Is part of a Windows domain.

For more information, see Help.

If a console is saved to the per-user Administrative Tools folder (located at systemdrive\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools), it is then available in the Administrative Tools folder on the Programs menu for that user.

To make an item subordinate to an item in the console tree other than the console root, click the appropriate item in Snap-ins added to before you click Add in step 2.

Related Topics

Using older and new versions of MMC

Add a published snap-in to a new MMC console

Save an MMC console file

Install a program managed by an MMC snap-in

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