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Change Active Directory Attribute Name

In my organization, I have no need for both the "Department" and the "Office" attributes.  I would benefit from a "Campus" attribute, however, in place of "Department".  Is it possible to rename attributes?  If so, how would I go about doing so?  I'm running a Server 2008 functional level forest-wide.
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
Modify default attributes is not good idea. Instead off add your own attributes, is more safe: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776050(WS.10).aspx
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Joshua GrantomSenior EngineerCommented:
I would not extend the schema just to add an attribute that you could just use Office for. Office is usually used to differentiate geographical location
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Miguel Angel Perez MuñozCommented:
I can only give you my opinion, or uses Office as is (without renaming) or make your own attributes.
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compdigit44Commented:
If you are using Exchange 2010/2013 Exchange adds 15 extra open  attributes to each object you can use for anything. You can view this by viewing the attributes of an object and also query the custom attribute in scripts.
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