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Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a framework that provides administrators and users with an interface for management, administration and configuration of a system. It is a component of the Microsoft Windows 2000 OS and all its successors.
This term is also known as a tools host.
MMC uses a GUI much like the Windows Explorer file manager. It is considered a container for actual management operations.
The MMC computer management component is located in the Administrative Tools folder of the Control Panel. Some of the management tools it contains are the Device Manager, Disk Defragmenter, Internet Information Services (IIS), Local Users and Disk Management. These tools are called snap-ins. They are useful when configuring and monitoring systems.
The MMC console can also be used for monitoring or configuring other computers on the local area network (LAN) to which the user has access.