Create Custom MMC Toolbox
We’re all used to use Microsoft Management Console (MMC) for Active Directory, WSUS, Disk Management, or any other Microsoft product. You can also use MMC to create a toolbox for your operators or helpdesk staff to ease their job and increase their productivity.First all of, start a brand new MMC
Then, follow the wizard to create a taskpad view, then, when you created the taskpad view, you can add tasks inside:
The task creation is pretty similar as a schedule task creation:
Once the task created, you just need to click on the icon to launch the task:
The screenshot above is an example for launching a PowerShell that will generate and open a basic Active Directory report.
Hereunder and example with an Exchange Online PowerShell connection:
-NoExit -Command "Import-Module (Import-PSSession $(New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $Credential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection) -DisableNameChecking) -Global -DisableNameChecking"
As soon as you click on the link/icon, PowerShell will popup, ask for your Exchange Online credential and then connect you while keeping the PowerShell host open to allow you to use it for your tasks. When you’re done, close it, and use other links from the toolbox.
You can add a lot of interesting shortcuts inside this toolbox. Once you done all of your needed customization, you can save it, and then share it with your operators/helpdesk people.
The quick example I showed you is downloadable here, you can use it as a source of inspiration and then customize it to fit your needs.
I hope it may help you !
i previously used MMC in order to get diskmgmt, dsa, gpmc and other things centralized, didn\’t know the taskpad feature !
will add it to my favorite all-in-one place administration tool !
Thanks a lot !