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Viewing extensions to snap-ins

Updated: January 21, 2005

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


To view extensions to snap-ins

  1. Click Start, go to Additional Programs or All Programs, go to Administrative Tools, and then click the console file name.

  2. In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, go to Snap-ins added to: and select the snap-in you want to use.

  3. Click the Extensions tab.

  4. Extensions will be displayed in the Available extensions box.

  5. Extensions from other snap-ins can be displayed from selections in the Snap-ins that can be extended: item list.


  • You must be in author mode to view the Add/Remove snap-ins menu.

  • By default, user added snap-ins are saved in Administrative Tools (%SystemDrive%/Documents and Settings/%UserName%/Start/Programs/Administrative Tools). They may be saved elsewhere at the user's discretion.

  • To open the console file in author mode, right-click the console file name and select Author.

  • In the opened MMC console, click File. From the drop-down menu, select Add/Remove Snap-in.

  • The Add/Remove snap-in menu is not available in any of the user modules.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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