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  1. Introduction
  2. Windows 2000 Professional
  3. Windows 2000 Server
  4. Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  5. Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  6. Application Support
  7. System Operation
  8. Disks and Volumes
  9. Filesystems
  10. Configuration Files
  11. Security
  12. Network Support
  13. Access Management
  14. Processes
  15. AD Structure
  16. AD Objects
  17. AD Object Naming
  18. AD Schema
  19. AD Sites
  20. Domains
  21. AD Functions
  22. AD Replication
  23. DNS
  24. AD Security
  25. AD Installation
  26. AD Configuration
  27. AD Performance
  28. Installation
  29. Installation Options
  30. Unattended Installation
  31. Software Distribution
  32. Remote Installation Service
  33. Language
  34. Accessibility
  35. File Attributes
  36. Shares
  37. Distributed File System
  38. Control Panel
  39. Active Directory Tools
  40. Computer Management Console Tools
  41. MMC Tools
  42. Network Tools
  43. Network Monitor
  44. System Performance Monitoring
  45. Tools
  46. Managing Services
  47. Connections
  48. TCP/IP
  49. DHCP
  50. Printing
  51. Routing
  52. IPSec
  53. ICS
  54. Fault Tolerance
  55. Backup
  56. System Failure
  57. Services
  58. Remote Access
  59. WINS
  60. IIS
  61. Certificate Server
  62. Terminal Services
  63. Web Services
  64. Authentication
  65. Accounts
  66. Permissions
  67. Groups
  68. User Rights and Auditing
  69. Auditing
  70. User Profiles
  71. Policies
  72. Group Policies
  73. Miscellaneous
  74. Terms
  75. Credits

Windows 2000 MMC Tools

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) provides a common environment for snap-ins. Snap ins can be added when required to control and manage different parts of the computer or network. (The below items may be part of the Computer Management tool.

Microsoft Management Console Tools

  • Disk Management - This is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and is the replacement for the Windows NT Disk Administrator. Only a member of the Administrators group can use this tool. It can manage local or remote disk volumes. It is used to:
    • Make and format partitions.
    • Create, format, or delete simple, spanned, mirrored, striped, or RAID-5 volumes.
    • Modify a disk from basic to dynamic type or vice versa, create. A disk can only be converted from dynamic to basic by first deleting all the volumes in the dynamic disk.
    • Display information about the disk including the disk type (basic or dynamic), disk number, disk size and disk status. Disk status can be:
      • Online
      • Foreign - Remote disk
      • No Media - For removable disks.
      • Offline - For dynamic disks that cannot be reached due to various possible reasons. The disk may be remote.
      • Online (errors) - There are errors on the disk.
      • Unreadable - Errors preventing access have occurred.
      • Unrecognized - Unknown type of disk.
      It will also provide volume information including size, name, and status. Volume status can be:
      • Healthy
      • Healthy (boot) - Active primary partition on the first drive.
      • Healthy (system) - if same as boot volume, it is called "Healthy (boot)".
      • Failed
      • Failed Redundancy - A fault tolerant volume is not on line.
      • Failed Redundancy (At Risk) - A fault tolerant volume that has lost fault tolerence has errors detedted on it.
      • Healthy (At Risk) - Errors have been detected on the volume.
      • Initializing - Dynamic volume being initialized.
      • Regenerating
      • Resynching - Mirrored volumes are being resynchronized
    • Recover from drive failures.

    To start Disk Management, do one of:

    • Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop and select "Manage" and click "Disk Management" in the left pane.
    • Select "Start", "Programs", "Administrative Tools", and "Computer Management". In the left pane of the computer management box in the MMC, select "Disk Management".
  • Disk Defragmenter - This is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and is used to analyze and defragment volumes.

    To start Disk Defragmenter, do one of:

    • Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop and select "Manage" and click "Disk Defragmenter" in the left pane
    • Select "Start", "Programs", "Administrative Tools", and "Computer Management". In the left pane of the computer management box in the MMC, select "Disk Defragmenter".
  • Logical Drives - This is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and is used to change logical drive labels, configure security settings, and view properties.

    To start Logical Drives, do one of:

    • Right click the "My Computer" icon on the desktop and select "Manage" and click "Logical Drives" in the left pane
    • Select "Start", "Programs", "Administrative Tools", and "Computer Management". In the left pane of the computer management box in the MMC, select "Logical Drives".
  • Device Management
  • Fax Service Management
  • Indexing Service
  • Performance Logs and Alerts
  • Security Configuration and Analysis
  • System Information