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Attributes for AD Users : description


The Active Directory attribute description can store any descriptive information about the user object.


description


LDAP Name description
Data type String (max 1024)
Multivalue (Array) No
System Flags

0x10

Search Flags 0x0
Im Global Catalog? Yes
Attribute ID 2.5.4.13
AD DB Attributname Description
ADSI datatype 3 - String(Unicode)
LDAP syntax 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.15 - Directory String
Used in ... > W2K
Schema Doku Microsoft - MSDN



Please note that description is stored as a multivalued attribute in the AD database, so it could contain several different values. However, in the 'AD Users and Computers' admin tool, you always see only the first array member of this mutltivalue. There are two different description about accessing multivalue attributes in the SelfADSI tutorial:

SelfADSI Reference - Reading multi value attributes with GetEX

SelfADSI Reference - Changing Multivalued Attributes with PutEx



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