Error Fix for admin.dll

What is admin.dll?

The key component that Microsoft FrontPage uses to help provide security is a set of three programs that are collectively called Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions. On a Web site that they support called a FrontPage-extended web they provide enhanced administering, authoring, and browsing functionality.

The admin.dll module is one of the three programs contained in the FrontPage Server Extensions. This dynamic link library handles user requests for administrative actions. It controls the administration of a website and its use is restricted to site administrators. The other two modules are the author.dll which handles user requests for authoring actions and the shtml.dll which handles user requests for browsing actions.

In the FrontPage-extended web there is an Access Control List (ACL) in which its central role is to specify what actions each authenticated user and group are permitted to perform on a file or folder. Its role becomes clear when you view the FrontPage Server Extensions, Windows NT Server, and IIS Web server as an integrated security system.

Windows NT Server creates and sets the initial permissions on the ACLs. But after FrontPage Server Extensions are installed on IIS you can use administration tools such as Fpsrvadm and Fpremadm to modify the ACLs on FrontPage-extended web files and folders. This means that you can change the permissions on these files and folders. You can also use the FrontPage client Permissions command to modify the ACLs. When this method is used FrontPage displays the Windows NT Server user-account list by default.

The ACL in the root folder of a FrontPage-extended web is especially important because you can add, set, or modify permissions for users of the FrontPage-extended web. You can specify R permission for browsing users who can only read web files, W permission for authors who also have R permission and can read and write to web files, and P permission for administrators who also have W and R permissions and can change permissions by modifying ACLs.

If the user requests an administrative action on the FrontPage-extended web the admin.dll file checks the root folder that the ACL is in to see whether the user has P permission. If the user requests an authoring action the author.dll file checks the ACL to see whether the user has W permission and if the user requests a browsing action the shtml.dll checks the ACL to see whether the user has R permission.


Recommended fix if you are experiencing admin.dll error messages:

DLL (Dynamic Link Library) files contain computer code and resources that can be used by multiple programs at the same time. This uses less system memory and helps your computer system run more efficiently. DLL files give program developers the ability to reuse code to add features to several programs without the need to write new code for each program.

There are many programs that require DLL files to function properly so when one of them is damaged or missing it will cause program crashes and poor system performance.

To fix these problems the user must replace the damaged file with a valid working version. If a working version cannot be found the user may perform a reinstallation of their operating system.

Admin.dll is created by:

Microsoft Corporation

Known file path:

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60\isapi\_vti_adm\admin.dll


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