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Create icon to browse Active Directory in XP

Windows 2000 users can easily browse Active Directory by double-clicking on My Network Places and then double-clicking on Entire Network, which displays the Active Directory icon. But this icon is not present in Windows XP. To add this icon in XP:

  1. On a Windows 2000 computer, navigate to the C:Windowssystem32 directory and find the dsfolder.dll file.
  2. Copy that file to the system32 directory of your Windows XP computer.
  3. Now click Start-> Run. In the Open box, type regsvr32 dsfolder.dll and then click OK. When the message "DllRegisterServer in dsfolder.dll succeeded" appears, click OK.

Now you will be able to see the Active Directory icon whenever you go to Network Neighborhood.

Editor's Note: Take a look at

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This was first published in March 2006

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