Whenever you are working with the tools included in the Administration Pack, you might want to use some shortcuts to get quicker to the information you want. For instance, when working in a Active Directory forest with multiple domains, you sometimes do not want to spend time clicking and hovering through the Start Menu to get to Active Directory Users and Computers, to open the AD structure of the domain you are logged into, and to manually open the Active Directory Domain you want to make changes in.
Do it quicker.
You can, using the Command Prompt or Run in the Start Menu, type in the corresponding Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control file to open the correct domain.
For instance, to open up the Active Directory Users and Computers console for Contoso’s subsidiary in Paris (domain “paris.contoso.com”) you could use the following:
This will open the Active Directory Users and Computers console with the paris domain opened.
Some of the other snap-ins you can open directly:
|Local Users and Groups
|Removable Storage Operator Requests
|Resultant Set of Policy
|Local Security Settings
|Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI)