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Mastering Windows Server 2016 by Jordan Krause

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MMC and MSC shortcuts

You have probably noticed that many of the management consoles which we utilize to configure components inside Windows Server 2016 look pretty similar. What happens under the hood with a number of these consoles is that you are actually looking at a snap-in function, a specific set of tools that are snapped into a generic console tool called the Microsoft Management Console, or more commonly referred to as MMC. In fact, rather than open all of these management functions from inside Server Manager, for many of them you could simply type MMC by navigating to Start | Run or in a Command Prompt window, and invoke the generic MMC console. From here you can click on the File menu and choose Add/Remove Snap-in….

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