File Type Microsoft Management Console Snap-in Control File IconMicrosoft Management Console Snap-in Control File
File Format Proprietary (Microsoft)
Usage Open manually; may be referenced by an application
Popularity ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  Average

MSC files are used to configure different consoles loaded by the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). They are called "snap-ins" and are used as administrative tools to crate a modify MMC console interfaces.

MSC files are saved in a standard XML format and contain data such as the console ID, window size and position, bookmarks, and view options.

Info About Microsoft Management Console

Microsoft Management Console, commonly referred to as MMC is a program used to manage applications. It was first included in Windows 2000, but also runs under other versions of Windows. MMC serves a customizable console that can be used to monitor and control multiple processes, such as active programs or Web services.

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Updated January 19, 2013
Information from the PC File Extensions Reference