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Edit a taskpad view in a saved MMC console

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To edit a taskpad view in a saved MMC console

  1. Open a saved console in author mode by doing one of the following:

    • Right-click the .msc file, and then click Author.

    • Click Start, click Run, type mmc path\filename.msc /a, and then click OK.

  2. In the console tree, click an item associated with the taskpad view. On the Action menu, click Edit Taskpad View.

  3. On the General tab, do the following:

    • To change the name for the taskpad view, in Name, type a new name. The name appears in the upper left corner of the taskpad view and on the tab on the bottom edge of the taskpad view.

    • To change the description for a taskpad view, in Description, type a new description. The description appears under the name in the taskpad view.

    • To change the list format, or to configure the taskpad view to contain tasks only, under Style for the details pane, click a new list format, or click No list.

    • To remove the Standard tab from view, check Hide Standard tab.

    • To configure task descriptions, under Style for task descriptions, click Text or InfoTip. Text descriptions are displayed to the right of a task. InfoTip descriptions are displayed as pop-up windows when a user points to tasks with the mouse.

    • To change the size of the list, in List size, click a new size for the width (Vertical list) or height (Horizontal list) of the list.

  4. Click Options, and then do one of the following:

    • To associate the taskpad view that shows only the currently selected item in the console tree, click Selected tree item.

    • To associate the taskpad view that shows all items in the console tree of the same type as the currently selected item, click All tree items that are the same type as the selected tree item.


    • If you click this option and want the taskpad view to appear by default, select the Change default display to this taskpad view for these tree items check box, instead of the view on the Standard tab.

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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