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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Using the Microsoft Management Console

The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a powerful addition to the system administrator’s arsenal. The MMC works as a packager of system tools, enabling the system administrator to create specialized tools that can then be used to delegate specific administrative tasks to users or groups. Saved as MMC (.msc) files, these custom tools can be sent by e-mail, shared in a network folder, or posted on the Web. With system policy settings, they can also be assigned to users, groups, or computers. The tools are flexible enough to be modified, scaled up or down, and generally shaped for any use to which you might want to put them.

Convenience Consoles

Windows Server 2003 comes with three Convenience Consoles, ...

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