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I am trying to add the owner attribute to the extra columns value using ADSI Edit. I am following the instructions on http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/File_Servers/Active_Directory/Q_23469468.html but am unsure of the context.

Can anyone tell me how it should look (and explain what the numbers behind the value mean)?
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Hi there,

Hi there, the link you provided is referring to extending the schema to actual create a new attribute.

Are you not trying to make an extra column available in ADUC for an existing attribute?

The syntax of the valueyou need to add is

(attribute name), (column title), (default visibility (0,1)), (column width (-1 for auto width)), 0 (reserved for future use must be zero)

Reference : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms675674%28VS.85%29.aspx

So if you're adding 'owner' (for a group I assume), the syntax could be

owner,Owner,0,100,0

This makes a column 'Owner' which is not visble by defualt, with a width of 100 (the last number has to be a 0)

Tony
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I am trying to add the existing attribute owner so that I can see it in the Add/Remote Columns settings in active directory. Would I add in that setting under the extraColumns settings in Cn-default-Display?
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Also bear in mind that adding to the default-Display object will only show the column in the default containers, not OUs.

In order to make it (and all other columns) available in an OU you need to add it (and all the other columns you require) to the organizationalUnit-Display object.

Good blog from pber on this process : http://www.pberblog.com/post/2009/06/21/Add-extra-columns-to-Active-Directory-Users-and-Computers-display.aspx

Tony
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Thanks for the link! What about Saved Queries? Whever would I add the attribute value for those?
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That would be the default-Display object.

If it's just saved queries you want the column for, just add it to this, this saves you the hassle of having to add every column to the organizationalUnit-Display object...

Tony
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Cool! Let me keep playing with this and I will let you know how it goes.
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Thanks Tony! That worked perfectly.
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