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When using the “Remote Server Administration Tools” on Windows 7 (or Vista), is there a way to make the tools (such as DHCP or DNS) remember servers that I work with on a regular basis?

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Are you saying that you have to reconfigure each of these tools every time you use them? I don't think that is the default behavior, but I cannot replicate until tomorrow. – uSlackr Apr 22 '10 at 2:16
Every time I open the DHCP manager for example, I have to add my server to it, instead of it just remembering the server from the last time I used it – Corey Apr 23 '10 at 4:44
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It is the default behavior of those tools to "forget".

The only way I know of around this is to create a MMC, which is handy because you centralize several tools in one window.

Here is the method I use for having those tools remember your servers:

  • Start > Run > mmc.exe
  • File > Add/Remove Snap In
  • Select DNS, DHCP, Hit "add", click Ok
  • Right click DNS, Add Servers
  • Right click DHCP, Add Servers

Lastly, you save your new custom Management Console:

  • File > Save As > servers.msc

Next time you open servers.msc all of your servers will be there.


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perfect! thanks – Corey Apr 24 '10 at 16:26
Ok, one issue. Every time I open my new MMC console, UAC comes up and asks me if I'm sure. Anyway around that? – Corey Apr 26 '10 at 17:58
Hi Corey, unfortunately UAC doesnt have a whitelist option. I've grown accustomed to "alt+c" to dismiss the prompts. I just came across this funky/hacky solution:… – iainlbc Apr 27 '10 at 6:45
Looks like you can disable UAC prompting without disabling UAC altogether:… – iainlbc Apr 27 '10 at 6:53

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