How can I modify the looks of specific administrative tools in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003?
Windows XP/2003 has a certain way it displays the information in some of it‘s administrative tools. For example, some wise-guy from MS thought that it is better to configure the Services administrative tool to display the Extended Taskpad view instead of the usual Standard view. This “new look” not only makes things harder to see, but when you press the Standard tab, after closing the Services applet and re-opening it – everything reverts back to the default and not comfortable Extended view.
The bad view (Extended)
The good view (Standard and large)
You can retain the size and column layout of the various management console windows.
To save the size and look of a MMC console: