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    Lightbulb Microsoft Management Console (MMC) in Windows 7

    Microsoft Windows includes a console of various tools which is used for managing and maintenance functions.

    The console is called as Microsoft Management Console (MMC) which hosts and displays administrative tools created by Microsoft and other software providers for Windows. These tools are called snap-ins, and they are used for managing the hardware, software, and network components of Windows.

    Several of the tools are available in the Administrative Tools folder in Control Panel, such as Computer Management, are MMC snap-ins.



    Windows 7 MMC ver3.0 comes with many new snap-ins. such as performance monitoring tools etc.



    For more information about a specific MMC snap-in, open an MMC snap-in and read the Help topics that come with it. You can access the Help topics by clicking the Help menu, and then clicking Help Topics.

    You can easily create your MMC snap-ins, follow the link to more about How To Create Custom MMC Snap-in Tools Using Microsoft Management Console.

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    MMC is one of the most useful tools in Windows in my humble opinion.
    Thank you for such a tip

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    If you use consoles in lots of various locations its sometimes easier to just hit WIN+R and type mmc followed by the console name. e.g. mmc devmgmt.msc opens the Device Manager. Works fine in a Powershell or command prompt too. WIN+R and just mmc opens a blank console.

    Here are the names of most of the consoles:
    azman.msc
    -- Authorization Stores Manager Console (not what it sounds like)

    certmgr.msc
    -- Certificates Manager Console

    comexp.msc
    -- Component Services Console

    compmgmt.msc
    -- Computer management Console

    devmgmt.msc
    -- Device Manager Console

    diskmgmt.msc
    -- Disk Management Console

    eventvwr.msc
    -- Event Viewer Console

    fsmgmt.msc
    -- Shared Folders Management Console

    gpedit.msc
    -- Group Policy Editor Console

    lusrmgr.msc
    -- Local Users and Groups Console

    napclcfg.msc
    -- NAP Client Configuration Console

    perfmon.msc
    -- Performance Monitor Console

    printmanagement.msc
    -- I'm guessing Printer & Print Services Management Console

    rsop.msc
    -- Resultant Set Of Policy Console

    scanmanagement.msc
    -- Scanner Management Console

    secpol.msc
    -- Security Policy Management Console

    services.msc
    -- Services Console

    taskschd.msc
    -- Task Scheduler Console

    tpm.msc
    -- It's not from the Office Space movie... (Windows Trusted Platform Module Management)

    wf.msc
    -- Windows Firewall Management Console

    wmimgmt.msc
    -- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Console

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