Tired of going through several steps each time you want to check event logs on a server while you're at your workstation? A little prep work makes managing remote servers a breeze.
First, create a batch file called Manage.bat and save it in your C:Winnt or other system folder. The content of that batch file should be one line:
mmc %windir%system32compmgmt.msc -s /computer:%1. Save that file and close it. The prep work is done!
Now when you want to open Computer Management for a server called MyWin2KServer, you can simply type "Manage MyWin2KServer" at a command prompt or from StartRun. If it's a server you manage frequently, you can take it a step further and create a separate batch file on your desktop with the command "Manage MyWin2KServer" in it!
This was first published in December 2003