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Reactivate a class or attribute

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To reactivate a class or attribute

  1. Open the Active Directory Schema snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, click Active Directory Schema.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To reactivate a defunct class, in the console tree, click Classes. In the details pane, right-click the class you want to reactivate, and then click Properties.

    • To reactivate a defunct attribute, in the console tree, click Attributes. In the details pane, right-click the attribute you want to reactivate, and then click Properties.

  4. On the General tab, select the Class is active or Attribute is active check box, as appropriate.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Schema Admins group in Active Directory, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure. For more information, see Default local groups, Default groups, and Using Run as.

  • The Active Directory Schema snap-in must be connected to the schema master to perform this procedure. The Active Directory Schema snap-in connects to the schema master by default when it is started.

  • If the Active Directory Schema snap-in is not installed, see Other Resources.

  • The status of an attribute or class is displayed in the Status column of the details pane. Once a class or attribute has been deactivated, it is considered defunct.

  • To view defunct classes or attributes, click Classes or Attributes, and then on the View menu, click Defunct Objects.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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