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Active Directory - Make employeeID field viewable in ADUC

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Has anyone gone through the process of making the pre-defined (employeeID) field viewable in ADUC? I've been looking around for decent documentation on this but haven't had any luck. I'd definitely appreciate some input from any directory services experts.

I know how I can extend the schema to right click a user object and see specific fields, but I'd like the field to be visible from the actual user properties.

Any ideas?
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Unless there is a 3rd party solution (I don't know of any) you're going to have to do this with customer code.  You will need COM/C++ knowledge.  If you're interested, here is the MSDN info on this to get you started:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ad/ad/property_pages_for_use_with_display_specifiers.asp
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Yeah, I've seen the MSDN information ... I was hoping someone had already built a C++ page extensions and wouldn't mind sharing their code.

I do appreciate you sending me the link though!

Thanks,
Brian
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I'm going to go ahead and give you the points, because technically you did answer the question. I was hoping someone knew of an easier way or had actually written the page extension.

Thanks,
Brian
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I don't have any such tool, but it would be REALLY easy to write a little script to populate the Employee ID feild.  Here is a pretty simple sample:

Dim ADS_Path, new_employeeID
'set values here
ADS_Path = "LDAP://....."    'insert ADS Path to user object here
new_employeeID = 1234   'insert employee ID here (can be number or string)

Set oUser = GetObject(ADS_Path)
oUser.employeeID = new_employeeID
oUser.setinfo
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