A. You can add snap-ins to an MMC console and even create a TaskPad to the console so that you can add commonly used actions and commands to a bar in the console. To create a TaskPad, perform the following steps:
- Start the MMC console (go to Start, Run, and type
MMCto open a blank console).
- From the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in to add the snap-ins you want to use (if you've already created an .msc file, right-click the file and select Author from the context menu to open the file in Author mode).
- From the Action menu, select New TaskPad View.
- Click Next to bypass the welcome wizard introduction screen.
- Select the style you want to use for the TaskPad display, then click Next to display a preview of the TaskPad.
- Decide whether the TaskPad will apply to just the tree structure or to all instances of the tree structure, then click Next.
- Name the TaskPad, then click Next. A Finished dialog box will appear at the end of the wizard. The dialog box gives you the option of running the new-task wizard and adding tasks to your new blank TaskPad.
- Ensure that you've selected the "Run new task wizard" check box, then click Finish.
- When the new-task wizard opens, click Next to bypass the introduction page.
- Select the type of task you want to add (you can add a link to a context menu option, a command execution, a Web site, or quick navigation to a Favorite), then click Next.
- Enter the options for your choice, then click Next.
- Click Finish (you can optionally select the "Another task" check box to add another task).
- Save your console.
The figure below shows a completed TaskPad.