The Microsoft Management Console 3.0 gives you a full range of options for managing Windows through an extensive list of snap-ins.
Adapted from “Microsoft Windows 7 Administrator’s Reference” (Syngress, an imprint of Elsevier)
Microsoft has based most of its management applications on the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). The MMC provides a framework for building management consoles. Microsoft and many third-party application vendors have used this framework for creating their management consoles.
The MMC uses snap-ins for system and application management. Windows 7 comes with many built-in MMC snap-ins you can use to manage the system. You can use them to manage user settings, Windows applications, security, and many other vital aspects of the system.
Windows 7 contains the following built-in MMC snap-ins:
To add snap-ins to an MMC console, take the following steps:
The MMC can be very flexible. You can add whatever snap-ins you want into a blank MMC console. You can also modify one of the predefined management tools that use the MMC.
Jorge Orchilles began his networking career as a network administrator for the small private school he attended. He’s currently a security operating center analyst, and recently completed his master’s in management information systems at Florida International University.
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