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Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Configuration, Storage, & Essentials by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 5. Windows Server 2012 R2 MMC administration

Using the MMC

Building custom MMCs

Designing custom taskpads for the MMC

Publishing and distributing your custom tools

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and the prepackaged administration tools that use it help you more readily manage computers, users, and other aspects of the network environment. The MMC not only simplifies administration but also helps integrate the many disparate tools in the Windows operating system.

The advantages of having a unified interface are significant because after you learn the structure of one MMC tool, you can apply what you’ve learned to all the other MMC tools. Equally significant is the capability to build your own consoles and customize existing consoles. ...

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