How to use User Attributes within Group Policy Preferences Item Level Filtering

Shaun VermaakLead Engineer
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Had a business requirement to store the mobile number in an environmental variable. This is just a quick article on how this was done.

1) Create an environmental variable to store the default value for the user attribute, Mobile (#1) in this case



2) Create an environmental variable to store the value for the user attribute, Mobile (#2) in this case



3) From the Common tab, enable Item-level targeting. Add LDAP query filter and enter the following values


Name Value
Filter
(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(sAMAccountName=%LogonUser%))
Binding
LDAP:
Attribute
mobile
Environmental variable name
usermobile




4) Create an environmental variable to store the positive outcome, NeedsToRun (#3) in this case



5) From the Common tab, enable Item-level targeting. Add environment variable filter as below



6) Create an environmental variable to store the negative outcome, NeedsToRun (#4) in this case



7) From the Common tab, enable Item-level targeting. Add environment variable filter as below


The variable NeedsToRun can now be used as a trigger on any Group Policy


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Hiya. Yes I tried it without but could not get a variable to use for getting the value

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