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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Using the MMC

The MMC is a framework for management applications that offers a unified interface for administration. It is not designed to replace management applications; rather, it is designed to be their central interface. As such, the MMC doesn't have any inherent management functions. It uses add-in components, called snap-ins, to provide the necessary administrative functionality.

MMC Snap-Ins

To take advantage of what the MMC framework has to offer, you add any of the available stand-alone snap-ins to a console. A console is simply a container for snap-ins that uses the MMC framework. Dozens of preconfigured snap-ins are available from Microsoft, and they provide the functionality necessary for administration. Third-party tools from independent ...

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