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Active Directory user attributes

What are the LDAP attributes behind the dialog fields in "ADS Users and Computer"? A complete list explained on the basis of screenshots.




The sAMAccountName attribute

A description for this important Active Directory attribute which specifies the short (NetBIOS) logon name for accounts.



The userAcountControl attribute

A description for this important Active Directory attribute which specifies properties and indicates certain states for user accounts.




Microsoft Security Descriptor (SID) Attribute

A tutorial article about Active Directory SID attributes, in which the structure of these Security Identifiers is explained in detail. Additionally it will be shown how to read the object SID from a AD account in a VBScript, and how to convert it into a readable SID SDDL string (S-1-5-21-.....). There are example scripts for LDAP filters which can be used to find objects with a certain SIDs (->evaluation of the 'tokenGroups' attribute!!) and examples how to bind to an account object using it's SID.



Attributes for AD Users : lastLogonTimestamp

How to handle the lastLogonTimestamp user attribute, which is an Integer8 attribute which is rather difficult to convert to a date/time and vice versa. With this article, you can build easily LDAP filters like: "Which users didn't logon to the domain for the last 6 months?"



Exchange 2007 user attributes

What are the LDAP attributes behind the dialog fields in the Exchange 2007 management console? A complete list explained on the basis of screenshots.




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