Setting MMC 3.0 Console Options
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
To set MMC console options
To set MMC console options
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 in the Start Search text box, type mmc path\filename.msc /a, and then press ENTER.
On the File menu, click Options.
To change the title for the console, type a new title in the box.
To change the icon for the console, click Change Icon. In File Name, type the path to a file containing icons.
Under Current icon click an icon, and then click OK.
To change the default mode for the console, in Console mode, choose one of these four modes in which you want the console to open.
Author mode. Enables full customization of the snap-in console, including the ability to add or remove snap-ins, create new windows, create Favorites and taskpads, and to access all the options of the Customize View and Options dialog boxes. Users creating a custom console file for themselves or others typically use this mode. The resulting snap-in console is usually saved in one of the user modes.
User mode—full access. Same as author mode, except that users cannot add or remove snap-ins, change snap-in console options, create Favorites, or create taskpads.
User mode—limited access, multiple window. Provides access only to those parts of the tree that were visible when the console file was saved. Users can create new windows, but cannot close any existing windows.
User mode—limited access, single window. Provides access only to those parts of the tree that were visible when the console file was saved. Users cannot create new windows.
If the default console mode for the console is one of the user modes:
To prevent users from editing the console, select the Do not save changes to this console check box.
To enable users to access the Customize View dialog box, select the Allow the user to customize views check box.
If you change the title of a console, the title bar does not display the path of items clicked in the console tree. However, if you do not change the title, or if you delete the title, the paths are displayed.
Many files contain icons that can be used for custom consoles. For example, you can find more icons in Shell32.dll, located in the %Systemroot%\System32 folder.
To stop receiving the message Save console settings to console name?, which appears each time you close a console opened in author mode, set the default mode for the console to one of the user modes, and then clear the Do not save changes to this console check box. Any changes to the console are saved by default.