Use Export List with Administrative Tools

Use Export List with Administrative Tools

Use Export List with Administrative Tools
James Sun

This tip is excerpted from the Microsoft Web Site.


Get to know the Export List command in Microsoft Management Console and save tremendous amounts of time. It can be found in the all of the major Administrative Tools (e.g., Internet Services Manager, Computer Management, Event Viewer, etc.) in Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000 Professional.

How many times have you needed to generate a list of users in a particular group for a status report, or needed to export a list of events displayed on the screen to a spreadsheet? Doing it manually takes way too much time, and offers too many ways to make mistakes.

Instead, use the Export List command to can create a comma-delimited or tab-delimited, plain or Unicode, text list of items displayed on the right list-view pane in the Microsoft Management Console. You can even customize the columns that are displayed on the list-view pane by using the Choose Columns command.


James Sun is a Vice President, at American Technology Services, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia.

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This was first published in February 2001

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