Chapter 9. Developing MMC Snap-ins

Chapter 12 covers in detail how applications can expose management objects with Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). This chapter explores how you can develop management user interfaces to manage your own management objects. The Microsoft Management Console is Microsoft's answer to providing a consistent user interface in which administrators can find all their management tools. Let's review where management tools were a few years ago to see why the Microsoft Management Console was developed.

In recent years, networked computer systems have become more complex and as a result have become harder to administer. Administrators in the past had relatively simple tasks compared to today. Their tasks included correctly ...

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