Updated: January 21, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2
Before you author a console, identify the tasks the console will perform, the components to be administered, and the snap-ins and controls that are needed to perform the tasks. You should also consider whether you need to create a taskpad view and tasks. After you make these decisions, you can open a new console and start adding items to the console tree.
To create or edit a console, open the console in author mode (use the command-line option /a). To view the complete command-line syntax, see Open MMC.