Windows SBS 2011 Missing Attributes tab in Active Directory

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We just Migrating a SBS 2003 server to a SBS 2011 server and we are missing the Attributes tab when you click properties on a User Object. Does anyone know how to get this to show up?

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In AD on the menu bar click view then advanced features.  should add the attribute tab/editior and more

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Have clicked Advanced Features. It does show some advanced features but for some odd reason the Attribute Tab is missing in ADUC. On an almost identical SBS 2011 server it works fine. Was hoping maybe reg hack or something to get it to show.
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Might this be a migrated server from SBS/Server 2003?
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Rob - check the question ;)
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Sorry. I'm a little slow....and dyslexic  :-)  
As I recall this is a known issue because of the schema changes or domain functional level.
I'll see if I can locate the fix
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This should help,  using ADSIedit to resolve as per instructions:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserverManagement/thread/6e6ef6bd-b5c9-4f16-b346-097832e3b93c/

I am also curious as to what the domain functional level is on the migrated server.  I am wondering if not 2008 or 2008 R2, if raising would also resolve.  Note:  do not do so if still running older domain controllers in the domain.
Alan HardistyCo-Owner
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Don't worry - I nkow the feeling!

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The new Server SBS 2011 already had the Domain Functional Level raised. Will Check that link thanks

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i was trying to follow the link but when im in adsiedit i cant seem to find languagepages
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The article is confusing at best, I agree.  I believe I have sorted out the detailed instructions below.   I can’t take responsibility as I cannot duplicate to test.  I did check a cleanly installed (not migrated) SBS and the options they are suggesting adding were already present so it looks correct.  As always you should have a good backup, including system state, before editing AD.
Note the values to add, such as “11,{c7436f12-a27f-4cab-aaca-2bd27ed1b773}”  need to be exact , without quotes. All three entries are similar but copy carefully as they are not the same.  There will probably be multiple entries already present under the attribute, you are just adding one more….assuming it is not already present.

-Open ADSIedit
-At the top of the 'tree' right click on ADSIedit and choose "connect to"
-Under connection point select "select a well known Naming context" and in that window choose configuration
-under computer leave as "Default (Domain or server that you logged into)" Assuming you are logged onto the SBS
-Click OK
-expand (click on the +) CN=configuration, DC=<your domain>, DC=local
-expand CD=DisplaySpecifiers
-click on CN=your language.  The language # can be found on  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324097  (for example US English is 409, so CN=409.  I assume this is the language you chose when setting up the server)
-in the right hand window locate CN=User-Display right click on it and choose properties.  
    -Locate AdminPropertyPages, highlight it and click “edit” and add the line 11,{c7436f12-a27f-4cab-aaca-2bd27ed1b773}
-in the right hand window locate CN=Computer-Display right click on it and choose properties.  
    -Locate AdminPropertyPages, highlight it and click “edit” and add the line 12,{c7436f12-a27f-4cab-aaca-2bd27ed1b773}
-in the right hand window locate CN= Default-Display right click on it and choose properties.  
    -Locate AdminPropertyPages, highlight it and click “edit” and add the line 4,{c7436f12-a27f-4cab-aaca-2bd27ed1b773}

PS- if the entries above wrap in the web page window you may want to copy them directly from the source so as not to add spaces
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/winserverManagement/thread/6e6ef6bd-b5c9-4f16-b346-097832e3b93c/

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awesome thanks. i missed the part about display specifiers at first. all working now
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@ JacksonTechnical.  Nice article, but I don't believe related to the question "Missing Attributes tab"?
Ooops, sorry wrong thread.  Not sure how to delete.
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Not a problem,  just pointed out so someone wouldn't try to apply to resolve initial question.

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