Active Directory plugin/snap in for windows xp


There are two ways to install the plugin
Option 1. Download the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack from the following site:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=c16ae515-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&DisplayLang=en
The Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack (adminpak.msi) provides server management tools that allow administrators to remotely manage Windows 2000 Servers & Windows Server 2003 family servers
This is the final version (build 3790) of the adminpak.msi (as of Oct 2010)

OR

Option 2. Install the standalone snap in:

1.Open Command Prompt.

2.Type:

regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

This command will register Schmmgmt.dll on your computer. For more information about using regsvr32, see Related Topics.

3.Click Start, click Run, type mmc /a, and then click OK.

4.On the File menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.

5.Under Available Standalone Snap-ins, double-click Active Directory Schema, click Close, and then click OK.

6.To save this console, on the File menu, click Save.

7.In Save in, point to the systemroot\system32 directory.

8.In File name, type schmmgmt.msc, and then click Save.

9.To create a shortcut on your Start menu:

◦Right-click Start, click Open All Users, double-click the programs folder, and then double-click the Administrative Tools folder.

◦On the File menu, point to New, and then click Shortcut.

◦In the Create Shortcut Wizard, in Type the location of the item, type schmmgmt.msc, and then click Next.

◦On the Select a Title for the program page, in Type a name for this shortcut, type Active Directory Schema, and then click Finish.

NOTE: if the Active directory snap in is not listed you need to download the admpak.msi file (see option 1 on the beginning of this post for the link))

source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755885(WS.10).aspx

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