Microsoft® Active Directory® directory service provides a
mechanism for adding pages to the property sheet displayed for a
directory object from the Active Directory administrative snap-ins
or the Microsoft Windows® shell. To add a page to the property
sheet, implement a property sheet extension.
This documentation assumes that the reader is familiar with COM
operation and component development using C++. It is not currently
possible to create an Active Directory property sheet extension
using Microsoft® Visual Basic®.
Creating an Active Directory Property Sheet Extension
A property sheet extension is a COM in-proc server that
implements certain interfaces and is registered with Active
Directory. To create a property sheet extension, perform the
To create an
Active Directory property sheet extension
Create the property sheet extension DLL. A property sheet
extension is a COM in-proc server that, at a minimum, implements
the IShellExtInit and IShellPropSheetExt interfaces.
For more information, see Implementing the
Property Page COM Object.
Install the property sheet extension on the computers where the
property sheet extension is to be used. To do this, create a
Microsoft Windows Installer package for the property sheet
extension DLL and deploy the package appropriately using the group
policy. For more information, see Distributing User