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How i can add "assistant" field to active directory General Tab

Posted on 2014-12-09
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I need add "Assistant" field
Windows 2008 R2
Exchange 2.010
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Question by:garyas
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I would suggest using one of the 15 custom attributes built into Exchange for this purpose.  For example, use "Custom Attribute 1" as your field to store assistant information.  To access this, open the EMC and select any of your mail-enabled users, right-click and select properties.  On the General tab you'll see a button labelled "Custom Attributes..."  That will bring up a list of the 15 attributes.  Choose one of them, type the assistant information or anything else you'd like.  Then use that same attribute across all users.

The advantage to using one of the built-in custom attributes is that you can filter by them just as you would with any other 'standard' attribute and they are fully supported by all MS-Exchange products.

As a note, you cannot change the name of those fields to "Assistant", for example, it will always be "Custom Attribute 1", but as long as you remember you are using that field to store Assistant data, you'll be fine.

If you'd prefer to do this via Active Directory, open the Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) MMC and click on the View Menu|Advanced Features.  Now, right click on one of your users, choose the Attribute Editor tab.  Scroll until you see the extensionAttributes for AD or the msExchExtensionAttributes for Exchange.

HTH.
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