Because of the object-oriented nature of the console tree, users tend to search for the object they want to manage rather than for a particular task to accomplish. New users may find it easier to follow a task-based approach. At other times, you may want to combine pieces from several different snap-ins to accomplish a task. In either case, you can create an MMC taskpad to fill your need.
The figure above shows the System Log console taskpad. Be aware that if you create multiple taskpads for a single node, each taskpad has its own tab at the bottom of the result pane, as shown.
For more information about MMC taskpads, see Using Different Result Pane View Types.