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change title field to more than 64 characters

Posted on 2011-09-29
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hi all,

Is there a way to modify the limitation of 64 characters in Title attribute in AD under organization tab ? we have some titles with 80 characters long.

thank you,
Kevin
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by:Mike Kline
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I was getting ready to test because I think it is 128 but someone has already tested.  My friend Santhosh did here

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverDS/thread/dc050b2e-a3bc-42ae-af9b-a9c3e671aa5f/

You can make it longer if you go into adsiedit.

Man I can imagine those titles :)

Thanks

Mike
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i'm on windows 2003 server.
I was able to enter 86 characters title via ADSIEdit but can not save.

A value for the attribute was not in the acceptable range of values.

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I'm on 2008 can used a 128 character (screenone) that worked when I added one more character I get the error.  Don't have a 2003 box to test on here right now


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my bad did not make it clear that this is for windows 2003.

According to MS, the rangeUpper for title for windows 2003 is 64.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms680037(v=vs.85).aspx

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based on Microsoft docs windows 2003 only support up 64 characters
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