AN1600 F1 Network Storage System Quick Specification
Improved CHAP Secret
Microsoft Management Console
Management Console (MMC) is an extensible common presentation service for management
applications. MMC unifies and simplifies day-to-day system management tasks. It hosts tools and displays them
as consoles. These tools, consisting of one or more applications, are built with modules called snap-ins. The
snap-ins also can include additional extension snap-ins. Microsoft Management Console enables system
administrators to create special tools to delegate specific administrative tasks to users or groups. Microsoft
provides standard tools with the operating system that perform everyday administrative tasks that users need to
Customization of Consoles
Manage your Microsoft iSCSI Software Target from Server
Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.2 uses a more secure and
customizable storage method for CHAP secrets.
Connection and session reinstatement is now fully ERL0
The tools being defined to work with MMC are task oriented in
nature—they cater to the task being performed rather than merely
displaying the raw objects that can be manipulated. Also, because
administrators can customize their own tools, using pieces from
various vendors, they can create tools that contain only the UI they
need to complete their tasks.
The UI for all the management tasks an administrator must
perform are collected into a single console. As new applications
are added to a computer or network, their administration is
integrated into the existing administration common console.
Administrators can create custom consoles tailored to their
particular management needs. This is useful in enterprise
environments that divide administrator groups according to duties.
For example, you can create a custom console for software
installation and maintenance, another one for scripts
administrators, another one for security Group Policy, and so on.
Administrators can easily modify existing tools to create new tools
with reduced functionality and less complex views of the tool
namespace, and then give these tools to others. A person who
receives such a tool is presented with a simpler, more manageable
view of the tasks they are being asked to perform.
All tools built for MMC, from Microsoft or third-party software
vendors, will have a similar appearance, making it easier for users
to use all tools after learning one. Because you can mix and match
tools from any vendor, you can use the best tool from each
management product category. MMC also enables a single piece
of software to provide functionality across the interface in a
Developers can extend the base functionality of MMC snap-ins by
creating extension snap-ins. This allows software vendors to reuse
Microsoft tools without writing a lot of code. Various mechanisms
are available for extending snap-ins, including extending the
namespace, context menus, toolbars, Property pages, and
creating Wizard 97-style pages.