You want to use the Active Directory Schema snap-in for the first time on a computer.
Before you can use the Active Directory Schema snap-in, you have to
register the dynamic link library (DLL) associated with it. This can
be done with the
regsvr32 utility using the
> regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll
If the command is successful, you’ll see the following message:
DllRegisterServer in schmmgmt.dll succeeded.
Most of the Active Directory MMC snap-ins do not require that you
manually register the associated DLL. Microsoft requires this with
the Active Directory Schema snap-in due to the sensitive nature of
modifying the schema. This doesn’t actually do much
to prevent users from using it, but at least it
isn’t available by default. And regardless, only
members of the
Schema Admins group have permission
to modify the schema anyway, so making this snap-in available should
not pose much of a risk.
schmmgmt.dll file is installed as part of
adminpak.msi or when a domain controller is promoted. If you want to
use the Schema snap-in on a non-domain controller machine and you
have not installed the
you’ll need to specify the full path to
schmmgmt.dll when using
regsvr32, which can be found in the
directory of a Windows Server CD.
MS KB 320337 (HOW TO: Manage the Active Directory Schema in Windows 2000), and MS KB 326310 (HOW TO: Manage the Active Directory Schema in ...