Until now, PC managers and network administrators had to rely on a hodgepodge of incompatible, inconsistent tools to manage PCs. The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) solves this problem by providing a common framework for PC management applications in Windows 2000 and the BackOffice "RM" Server suite of products. This extensible architecture provides a common environment for developers to create compatible MMC snap-ins that simplify PC management and administration. This book provides complete, detailed information on how to plan for, implement, and build snap-ins with either Visual Basic "RM" or Visual C++ "RM" and how to troubleshoot MMC. It includes the complete MMC Software Development Kit and the new Visual Basic Snap-in Designer on CD-ROM, plus the complete MMC Object Model. It also includes sample code in Visual Basic, along with sample code and explanations to illustrate how to make full use of MMC's functionality.