The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is a tool used to create, save, and open collections of administrative tools, called consoles. Consoles contain items such as snap-ins, extension snap-ins, monitor controls, tasks, wizards, and documentation required to manage many of the hardware, software, and networking components of your Windows system. You can add items to an existing MMC console, or you can create new consoles and configure them to administer a specific system component. Open MMC Notes 1. To open MMC, click Start, and then click Run. In the Open box, type mmc. 2. For information about using MMC, on the Action menu, click Help.