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Microsoft 2003 Active-Directory Schema-Extension - Need 32 Custom Attributes on a seperate TAB in AD

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Hello all,

i have some things to solve here:
I would like to use a Microsoft AD as Database for all other Applications. My Idea is to use some custom-fields in the AD to put the data in. I ugently need a custom named tab for all my custom fields, i am not sure how to do that. (it is needed for accounting - putting cost centers in and so on).

I found some custom attributes in an Exchange2003 enviroment. This is 90% what i need, if possible i would like to generate a new tab (with a custom name) and 32 fields instead of 16.

I do not want to install exchange at this time, but there must be a possibility in the future. Therefore, using a extension using a dll or something would be nice.

If someone knows how to do that and where do find the extension it would be nice.

regards
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There are two ways:
1. Use the Custom Attributes tab in ADU&C
2. Edit the Schema using ADSIEDIT. You need to add a class and attribute
to the Schema and you can pull information from LDAP on this info. If you
need to see it in ADU&C, you need to code a front-end that will pull the data
into your user's GUI.

The second option is fairly complex and I highly recommend you read up on
extending schema first and test, test before going live. Start here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ad/ad/extending_the_schema.asp
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Hello ,

thanks for your quick reply. We dont have a Custum-Attributes Tab here. (Maybe because we dont have an Exchange running?). I know there is a tab called "exchange custom attributes" in another enviroment which i know.

regards

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Modifying Schema w/o expertise can be disastrous,so until you make sure what you are doing,don't try anything,once you add/modify classes/attributes in schema, you can delete it & only it can be disabled.

So,personally i would not recommend of such thing w/o expertise into it.

Each attribute is tagged with multiple classes,so modifying one affects another,so be careful while performing & have system state backup,prior to do any schema update.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/janelewis/archive/2009/05/12/schema-what-is-the-best-practise-for-updating.aspx
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THX
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