Adding a Custom Attribute to AD for use in a hub transport email signature.

Hi

I have created a HTML sig for one of my customers and added it to the exchange as a transport rule and it works perfectly assing names, telephone numbers etc.

The only issue i have is that they want to further items adding which arent a normal section in ad.  I understand you can use CustomAttributes1-15 to do additional items.

I have gone through the process of adding a customattribute call CustomAttribute1 of which will contain their qualifications (such as LLP) but it is not appearing in my html sig.

Any ideas?

thanks
timb551IT ManagerAsked:
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ChrisCommented:
how have you called the custom attribute

%%CustomAttribute1%% would be the right way of doing it

if you post up the transport rule and the HTML Sig to go with it that would help
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Yes I have called it %%CustomAttribute1%%

Extract from rule

<html lang="en"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"><style type="text/css">body,td,th,p{font-family: Tahoma, Geneva, sans-serif;font-size:11px;max-width:600px}a{color: inherit;}.d{font-size:10px;color:#999;}</style></head><body><p>Kind Regards,</p><br/><p><strong>%%displayName%%</strong> %%CustomAttribute1%%<br/>%%title%%</p><br/><table width="600" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tr><td style="border-right:solid 2px #797979;" width="200" rowspan="10">
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ChrisCommented:
darn.

can you trying running Get-  cmdlet to see if its able to read them properly

i.e. get-mailbox -RecipientFilter { CustomAttribute1 -eq "LLp"} and see if you get them coming back

or

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Where-Object {$_.CustomAttribute1 -eq “LLC”}

i think both should work
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Ran the first one and got

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-mailbox -RecipientFilter {CustomAttribute1 -eq "DOCTOR"}
A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument 'CustomAttribute1 -eq "DOCTOR"'.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-Mailbox], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,Get-Mailbox

Ran the second one and it just went to a new blank line
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ChrisCommented:
do you get >> 
or does it just hang on a blank line

I have just added something into custom attribute1 and searched with this

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize Unlimited | Where-Object {$_.CustomAttribute1 -eq "MSc"}

took 20-30s but came back with 1 result
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
It thinks about it for a while but then just goes to the next line.
Untitled-1.jpg
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ChrisCommented:
what happens when you do this

get-mailbox -identity "username" | fl  
for username put in someone who has the attribute set

this should return a lot info on the mailbox and if Excahgne can see the attribute properly you will see it in the list
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
CustomAttribute1                       :
CustomAttribute10                      :
CustomAttribute11                      :
CustomAttribute12                      :
CustomAttribute13                      :
CustomAttribute14                      :
CustomAttribute15                      :
CustomAttribute2                       :
CustomAttribute3                       :
CustomAttribute4                       :
CustomAttribute5                       :
CustomAttribute6                       :
CustomAttribute7                       :
CustomAttribute8                       :


Curious why it isnt propegated?
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I have figured it out.

Sorry its OF (operator fault)

I was putting in the details incorrectly into AD.  Its called ExtensionAttribute1 not customattribute1
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ChrisCommented:
the name changed at somepoint, they were CustomAttributes and changed to extetntion

just to keep people on there toes
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timb551IT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Ridiculous behavior from Microsoft :)
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