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  48. Telnet Server Administration
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Windows 2000 Microsoft Management Console

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is hosts tools that are used to manage services, networks, computers and system components. The MMC provides a common user interface for managing these tools. These tools are called Snap-ins by Microsoft. When a new Snap-in is added, if it is saved to the Administrative Tools folder, it will be available in Administrative Tools.

Microsoft Management Console Help

Adding a New Snap-in Tool


  1. Start
  2. Run
  3. Enter "mmc.exe"
  4. Press CR.

The MMC console window appears:

Microsoft Management Console Start
  1. Select the console as shown above.
  2. In the top menu, select the menu item "Console"
  3. Another drop down menu will appear with the following selections:
    • New
    • Open
    • Save
    • Save As
    • Add/Remove Snap-in
    • Options
  4. Select "Add/Remove Snap-in".
  5. the below window will apear.
Add/Remove Snap-in

Click the "ADD" button. The Add Standalone Snap-in dialog box will appear.

Add Standalone Snap-in

Select "IP Security Policy Management" and click the "Add" button.

Finish Add Standalone
  1. Make your selection and click the "Finish" button.
  2. Click on the "Close" button in the "Add/Remove Snap-in" dialog box.
  3. Click on the menu selection "Console" in the MMC menu, a submenu will drop down.
  4. Select "Save As" and enter "LocalIPPolicies".
  5. After the snap in is saved, this snap in will be selectable from the Administrative Tools and is called "LocalIPPolicies".
Microsoft Management Console Results

This console can be called anything you want and you can add other snap-ins to the console by clicking on the menu item "Console" and "Add/Remove Snap-in".

Microsoft Management Console Results

Click on the "Add" button. The possible selections are shown in the screens below:

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