Administrative Tools

Administrative Tools is a Microsoft Windows 2000 program group containing tools for administering a network based on Windows 2000. These tools are implemented as preconfigured snap-ins for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and are commonly referred to as consoles.

Each administrative tool corresponds to an MMC console with a particular snap-in installed. The set of available tools for a particular machine running Windows 2000 depends on how that machine was installed and configured.

Commonly installed tools for Windows 2000 Server, which can be used for both local and remote administration, can include

  • Component Services
  • Computer Management
  • Configure Your Server
  • Data Sources (ODBC)
  • Distributed File System
  • Event Viewer
  • Internet Services Manager
  • Licensing
  • Local Security Policy
  • Performance
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Server Extensions Administrator
  • Services
  • Telnet Server Administration


Internet Services Manager (HTML) is implemented as an HTML tool that can be run from within a standard Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

As an administrator, you can create your own administrative tools by opening a blank MMC console and installing the various snap-ins you need. When you save this tool, it will automatically be saved in the Administrative Tools program group.


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