In this chapter, we covered how to query and manipulate the Active Directory Schema, including how to locate and transfer the Schema FSMO. The schema cache and its importance was also briefly touched on, along with information on how to determine which attributes of an object are in the GC and how to add an attribute to the GC if necessary.
The second part of the chapter focused on how to customize the Active Directory administrative MMC snap-ins by modifying displaySpecifier objects. We described how to manipulate each of the major snap-in components, including property pages, context menus, icons, display names and the object creation wizard. For more information about customizing snap-ins, check out the following locations in the MSDN Library (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/):
Networking and Directory Services Active Directory, ADSI, and Directory Services SDK Documentation Directory Services Active Directory Using Active Directory Extending the User Interface for Directory Objects
Networking and Directory Services Active Directory, ADSI, and Directory Services SDK Documentation Directory Services Active Directory Active Directory Reference Active Directory Interfaces Active Directory Admin Interfaces
User Interface Design and Development Windows Shell Shell Programmers Guide