Microsoft Active Directory Attributes


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.[1]

The Active Directory schema can be extended to include additional attributes.

Spreadsheets on Microsoft Active Directory Attributes[1]#

We have compiled these from various sources including our own discovery.
The spreadsheets below are only the default attributes when Active Directory is installed and they are a snap-shot in time.

Spreadsheet of User Properties in Active Directory Users & Computers MMC#

The spreadsheet ADUC Attribute Documents the attributes corresponding to the fields on the following tabs of the user properties dialog of ADUC:

We also have show most of these on ADUC.

Microsoft Active Directory Schema#

Microsoft Active Directory Schema shows the: The spreadsheet indicates which attributes were available in Windows 2000 Server and which were new in Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. Some of the attributes that are shown as not available in Windows Server 2003, but available in Windows Server 2008, where introduced in Windows Server 2003 R2.

The Microsoft Active Directory Schema does not include attributes added to the schema by Exchange.

Property Methods #

Documents all 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.

LDAP and Global Catalog#

Some interesting aspects of for using LDAP against the Microsoft Active Directory Attributes

More Information#

There might be more information for this subject on one of the following: