Overview#We have some details on various Microsoft Active Directory Attributes.
The terms Attribute and "property" are interchangeable when discussing Microsoft Active Directory. The name of an attribute is similar to the name of a field in a database. The actual value assigned to the attribute is stored in Active Directory.
The Active Directory schema can be extended to include additional attributes.
We also have show most of these on ADUC.Microsoft Active Directory Schema shows the:
- syntax of each Attribute in the schema
- which Attributes are replicated to the Global Catalog
- which Attributes have LDAP Indexes
- which Attributes are OperationalAttributes
- which Attributes are Not Synchronized
- whether they are SINGLE-VALUE or MULTI-VALUE
- which class of objects can use each attribute.
The Microsoft Active Directory Schema does not include attributes added to the schema by Exchange.Property Methods available for user objects, which of these are supported by WinNT, the syntax, and the attributes they are based on. The value returned by a property method is not stored in Active Directory, but is calculated from other attributes.