Administrators looking for a perspicacious and simple console manager for their operating system, the MMC, or Microsoft Management Console is the answer. It works for smaller local area networks to large wide area networks. It removes the need for cryptic commands and script development to keep the operating system working properly.
Microsoft Management Console is great for only one computer as it can be used as a monitoring and performance tool. The console manager can handle the demands from one or more servers without the use of script and commands. Users will be able to activate modules sent to them via email.
The console managers from UNIX and Linux use the line commands, whereas the MMC does not. In addition, its graphic user interfaces are available for older operating systems from Windows 2000 and newer.
Using Run from the Windows XP Start menu and entering the module shortened titles is a great way to become familiarized with its console manager. Another way to access consoles is by going to Administrative Tools under the Control Panel.
The one issue with the Administrative Tools console manager is that there is not a full list of available modules. This is an easy fix by going to the creator’s website for the list of module shortened names.
Flexibility issues stemming from UNIX was corrected in the console manager by access levels, such as administrative and user. The user level gives access to the systems in differing depths, with the administrative level having full access.