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Add a published snap-in to a new 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 add a published snap-in to a new MMC console

  1. Open MMC.

  2. On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.

  3. Click the published snap-in you want to add, and then click Add.

  4. If a wizard for Windows Installer appears, follow the instructions, and then do one of the following:

    • Click Local computer: (the computer this console is running on), and then click Finish.

    • If a wizard for the snap-in appears, follow the instructions.

  5. To add another item to the console, repeat step 3.


  • To open MMC, click Start, click Run, type mmc, and then click OK.

  • For snap-ins available from the Active Directory directory service, Not Installed displays in the Vendor column.

  • You can only access extension snap-ins published in Active Directory if the computer you are using is running Windows 98 with Windows Installer, Windows NT 4.0 with Windows Installer, or Windows Millinnium Edition. In addition, the computer must be part of a Windows domain. For more information about publishing applications and Windows Installer, see Help.

  • If a console is saved to the per-user Administrative Tools folder (located at systemroot\Documents and Settings\User\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools), it is then available in the Administrative Tools folder on the Programs menu for that user.

  • To make an item subordinate to an item in the console tree other than the console root, click the appropriate item in Snap-ins added to before you click Add in step 2.

  • For more information on Windows Installer, go to MSDN Online Downloads.

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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