Save an MMC console file

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

To save an MMC console file

  • In an MMC console opened in author mode, on the File menu, click Save.


  • To open a saved console in author mode, right-click the .msc file and then click Author or click Start, then click Run, and type mmc path\filename.msc /a.

  • If the console is not opened in author mode, the Save option on the File menu is not available. In this case, saving is determined by whether the Do not save changes to this console check box was selected when the console was configured. This check box is available by clicking Options on the File menu. If this check box was not selected, changes to the console are automatically saved when you close MMC. If it was selected, changes to the console are discarded when you close MMC.

  • If a console is saved to the per-user Administrative Tools folder (located at %systemdrive%\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.

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.

See Also


Add a snap-in to a new MMC console for a local computer
Install a program managed by an MMC snap-in
Open MMC
Using files created with earlier versions of MMC with MMC 2.0
Saving consoles