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I need to extend the AD schema to include some user data such as Birthday/ Employee ID etc.
I have used Active Directory Schema to include the 'Employee ID" attribute into the User Class. However where or how does this get added into Active Directory so that I can view it when I double click on a user.
I can search and find the values in AD but I need these attributes visible in Active Directory when I view properties of a user.
I am using Windows 2003 server
Any help appreciated

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Brett
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Hi Brett,

If you want them visible in AD Users and Computers you'll need to start programming I'm afraid. Let me see if I can find the MS Article that covers all that.

If you're very sure of what you're doing you can use ADSIEdit.msc to view the values, however you should be very careful of any changes you make, it doesn't have the safeguards the regular GUI does.

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Here we go.

You may be interested in this, it would allow you to add the fields as a popup and have a context-menu option for it:

http://www.petri.co.il/add_user_account_information_to_dsa.htm

No editing of the entry in that one though.

Otherwise you're onto these, pretty hard work unless you're a programmer though.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa814681.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa814622.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa814676.aspx

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