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Windows Server 2003 in a Nutshell by Mitch Tulloch

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Microsoft Management Console—Concepts

Synopsis

WS2003 administration is based largely on a software framework called the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). The MMC is an application that in itself has no administrative functionality, but in which other software components called snap-ins can be installed and utilized. Each of these snap-ins provides basic administrative functionality for some component or aspect of WS2003. When one or more snap-ins are installed in the MMC, the result is called a console. WS2003 includes a number of preconfigured consoles and utilities called administrative tools. These tools can be launched by shortcuts found in the Administrative Tools program group.

Snap-ins

Table 4-28 lists the various snap-ins included with WS2003. If the table entry under “Component Required” is “None,” the snap-in is present when a typical setup of WS2003 has been performed; otherwise, the associated Windows component must be installed before the snap-in becomes available in the Add/Remove Standalone Snap-in box.

Table 4-28. Snap-ins available with WS2003

Snap-in

Component required

.NET Framework 1.1 Configuration

None

Active Directory Domains and Trusts

None

Active Directory Sites and Services

None

Active Directory Users and Computers

None

ActiveX Control

None

Authorization Manager

None

Certificate Templates

None

Certificates

None

Certification Authority

None

Component Services

None

Computer Management

None

Device Manager

None

DHCP

DHCP

Disk ...

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