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Install the Schema snap-in

Updated: December 5, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Use this procedure to install the Active Directory Schema snap-in.

Administrative Credentials

To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group or the Enterprise Admins group in Active Directory.

To install the Active Directory Schema snap-in

  1. Open a Command Prompt.

  2. Type the following command and then press ENTER:

    Regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

    This command will register schmmgmt.dll on your computer.

  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:

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

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

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

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

Modifying the schema is an advanced operation best performed by experienced programmers and system administrators. For detailed information about modifying the schema, see the Active Directory programmer's Guide at the Microsoft Web site.

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