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Run a Snap-in Outside of the Management Console 7:23-8:31 Now there may be situations when you need to run just one particular Snap-in. You don't really need to load the entire MMC Console with all of its Snap-ins. You just need to load one particular Snap-in,perform one quick task. In this case, you don't have to actually load MMC, instead you can just load the Snap-in itself. To do this, you can come down to the Search field and just type in the name of the Snap-in. For example, if I just need to manage Services on the system, I can come down here to my Search fieldand type 'services.md', and notice that in Search results, I have my Services, I see my Services Snap-in, I click on it to run it, and the Services Console is loaded, and it's loaded outside of MMC, therefore I don't have access to all of the other Snap-ins that I would have if I had loaded MMC and then loaded Services as a Snap-in within MMC. Instead, I'm just allowed to manage Services on this system, and again, this is a great approach if you just need to do one or two quick things, such as managing the Services on your system. On the other hand, if I needed to do lots of different tasks, then it probably would be better to load one of my predefined MMC Console definitions and have access to all the tools provided by those Snap-ins I configured. Use Predefined Management Consoles 8:32-10:01 Now be aware that Windows does actually come with several predefined Management Consoles that you can use to manage your system. Instead of creating your own custom ones, you can just use the ones that Microsoft has already defined. Probably the most useful of these is called Computer Management. We use Computer Management all the time to manage the system. Computer Management is just a predefined MMC Console. Now there are a couple different ways you can load Computer Management. One option is to come down to your Search field and type 'Computer Management',and click it from the Search results or you can right click on your Windows icon here and select Computer Management. Now as you can see, Computer Management is just a predefined MMC Console with the various Snap-ins needed to manage the system. These are the very same Snap-ins we looked at earlier when we were defining a custom MMC Console. For example, we have Event Viewer. If I click on Event Viewer, then the Event Viewer Snap-in is loaded over here in the middle pane and I can view the various events that have been generated by the Windows system. We can also come over here and select Device Manager, and again, this just loads the Device Manager Snap-in that we looked at just a minute ago. Now, the Computer Management Console also includes some Snap-ins that we didn't look at earlier.For example, Performance Monitor. If I expand Performance Monitor, and then click on Performance Monitor under Monitoring Tools, Performance Monitor is loaded, and I can add counters that will measure how system resources are being utilized in the system, such as CPU Utilization, Memory Utilization, Disk I/O Utilization and so on.
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