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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Using MMC Consoles

Notwithstanding the fact that MMC is intended to provide user-interface consistency across administrative applications, actual MMC consoles can take on quite a variety of appearances. Compare the Event Viewer console (Eventvwr.msc) shown in Figure 22-1 in Chapter 22 with the Disk Management console (Diskmgmt.msc) shown in Figure 28-1 in Chapter 28, for example.

MMC is designed to be extremely flexible. Snap-ins can add elements to the MMC user interface, and console designers can hide or display UI elements as needs dictate. Nevertheless, most of the consoles that come with your operating system look somewhat like the one shown in Figure C-1, so we can make a few generalizations about their use.

Figure C-1. Most of the MMC consoles ...

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