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Adding taskpad views and tasks

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Adding taskpad views and tasks

Before you add taskpad views and tasks to a console, determine how many taskpad views you need. If you need multiple taskpad views, you also need to determine how the tasks are divided among those views. In addition, you should decide what kind of taskpad view you want to use--one that displays a list and tasks, or one that displays tasks only.

To create a taskpad view for a console, the console must contain at least one snap-in. Use the New Taskpad View wizard to configure the titles, headings, and lists that appear in the taskpad view, and to define whether a taskpad view is associated with a single item or multiple items in the console tree.

After you complete the New Taskpad View wizard, use the New Task wizard to add tasks to the taskpad view. Tasks can include menu commands for the items in the console, as well as commands that are run from a command prompt. Create commands to act on part of the console tree or details pane, or to open another component on your computer. However, if you create a task from a menu command for an item in the console tree, and then you remove that item, the task is disabled.

For information about creating and editing taskpad views and tasks, see Create a taskpad view in a saved MMC console, Create tasks for a taskpad view in saved MMC console, Edit a taskpad view in a saved MMC console, and Edit tasks in a taskpad view in a saved MMC console.

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