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What is the Active Directory attribute that corresponds to the Outlook Address book Phone/Notes - Notes text box

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I've written a PHP app to update users in Active Directory using the LDAP protocol. The updates are then visible in the Outlook Address Book.

An addressbookadmin group has been set up in AD with permissions to edit various fields. Users in this group authenticate against AD using the PHP app and thereafter can make changes to the fields they have permissions for.  

I'm stuck on getting permissions for 1 field.

In the outlook address book there is a Phone/Notes tab. In this tab there is a Notes text box.
I know that this corresponds to the info attribute in the LDAP protocol.
However, I don't know what that corresponds to in Active Directory Users and Computers admin app.

I've used this article: http://redmondmag.com/columns/article.asp?EditorialsID=617
to find my around ADUC but am having no luck find a decent article/document that gives me a mapping of ADUC - LDAP - OAB/GAL
 
Anybody know what the Phone/Notes - Notes text box corresponds to in ADUC?

Also, a source of LDAP - AD attribute mappings would be handy for the future.

Thanks,
Eoin
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The attribute is simply "info".

This is the open text field (Notes) on the Account properties, Telephones tab.

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As far as I'm concerned, I haven't found any LDAP books worth looking at.

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There are two user attributes are in AD schema, which can be used in your scenario: comment, info. The one your are looking for, I believe, is info. Info is name of the property which is presented in ADUC under Notes.

HTH

Toni
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More mappingns can be found here: http://www.openldap.org/faq/data/cache/294.html
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Ok, I've enabled Read/Write permissions for the Notes attribute for the addressbookadmin group. I keep getting "insufficient access" errors from the php ldap library when I try to update the field. All other fields available to the addressbookadmin group are updating ok.

(From an experts-exchange point-of-view should I award points for the answer to original question and open a new one. Or is it ok to continue?)



 
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That choice is yours.

A permission issue could be a different issue, certainly.

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