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.

mmc taskpad

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.