Here are my notes on Microsoft's Management Console (MMC).
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Open a pre-configured .msc file such as "Active Directory Users And Computers" or "Computer Management":
Right-click a .msc file then click shortcut menu command Author
The console Tree pane displays the collection of snap-ins displayed on the Microsoft Management [Command] Console can be saved in a .msc file.
Most administrators initiate the MMC by opening a custom MMC console file in /author mode by creating a shortcut which points to a command such as this (for a remote computer named C1):
Remember that a message is not issued if the target computer is not set up to allow remote-computer management, so look at the top-level entry for a snap-in to confirm that you're working with the target computer you want.
And since the MMC is the most frequent tool used by System Administrators, the link should be easily accessible on the desktop or on top of the Windows Start bar.
Specify General access options when creating msc file for Users (such as secretaries):
Administrators can define Group Policies to restrict or allow access to specific snap-ins or restrict the ability of a user or group to use author mode in MMC.
My .msc file has all snap-ins loaded for the local computer Open it and notice that .msc files are XML and use GUIDs.
The Console window contains the child windows which are actual MMC consoles. Each console window contains a command bar controlling a view window with a detail pane.
The Console Tree dispalys the hiearchical organization of the contained snap-ins.
the two types of snap-ins: stand-alone and extension. some snap-ins can also act as an extension
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