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Adding custom Attributes to ACtive Directory User Properties

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Hello all,

Could any one throw some light on how to add additional fields to a user name property box. For Example In the organization tab i would like to add one more custom field called EMP NO. It's windows 2003 based Active Directory Service.

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Question by:Mohd-Anwaruddin
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by:jcdesign4u
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I don't believe that's possible.
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by:inbarasan
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If you are looking at adding Employee id then that field is already in AD Schema.
To enable it, kindly follow the article
http://www.softheap.com/security/active-directory.html

It is possible to add the custom attributes. May be some more experts will be help you on that
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by:ryangorman
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To explicitly answer your question - you cannot [3] edit the GUI to display new attribute. However, as inbarasan suggested, you can work-around the problem by adding context menus to the user object. These context menus launch VBS scripts that can display and edit whatever you desire.

The Windows 2003 schema [1] already has attributes  for employeeID, employeeNumber and employeeType. You do not need to edit the schema to 'activate' them. The second part of inbarasan's article [2] forgets to explicitly say that you need to edit the adminContextMenu attribute (normally this is the first attribute in the list so no problem really).


[1] http://www.jsifaq.com/SF/Tips/Tip.aspx?id=9642
[2] http://www.softheap.com/security/active-directory.html
[3] I have heard that Microsoft may have provided a method for C++ programmers.


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by:Mohd-Anwaruddin
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Dear All,

When i done the things what mentioned in the article by ryangorman i get the following error

Windows Script Host
Line 7
Char 5
Compilation Error
Error  Expected Statement
Code 800A0400
Source Microsoft VB Script Compilation Error

Please let me know what do i have to do.

I just copied the script and pasted it still it did not work out


Thanks
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by:ryangorman
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Inbarasan  deserves the credit for any script from http://www.softheap.com/security/active-directory.html.

You did realise that there were TWO scripts, one called eid.vbs and another called enum.vbs. Both scripts start with "Dim oVar" and end with "WScript.Quit".

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Word wrapping has caused the problems. I have placed line numbers at the start of each proper line.

1 Dim oVar
2 Dim oUsr
3 Dim tmp
4 Set oVar = Wscript.Arguments
5 Set oUsr = GetObject(oVar(0))
6 tmp = InputBox("The Employee ID of the user is: " & oUsr.employeeID & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "If you would like enter a new number or modify the existing number, enter the new number in the textbox below")
7 if tmp <> "" then oUsr.Put "employeeID",tmp
8 oUsr.SetInfo
9 Set oUsr = Nothing
10 WScript.Quit


1 Dim oVar
2 Dim oUsr
3 Dim tmp
4 Set oVar = Wscript.Arguments
5 Set oUsr = GetObject(oVar(0))
6 tmp = InputBox("The Employee Number for this user is: " & oUsr.EmployeeNumber & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "If you would like enter a new number or modify the existing number, enter the new number in the textbox below")
7 if tmp <> "" then oUsr.Put "employeeNumber",tmp
8 oUsr.SetInfo
9 Set oUsr = Nothing
10 WScript.Quit
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by:Mohd-Anwaruddin
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I Was wondering if there would be any on exchange if the above mentioned is done????


Though thanks every one

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by:Mohd-Anwaruddin
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I mean would there be any effect on Microsoft Exchange 2003 if we did the above mentioned changed
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