This article is the third in a series that offers a reference point between User account atrributes and their associated values as displayed within various interfaces. In this post we look at the General Tab within the standard Active Directory for Users and Computers interface. If you are looking for a representation of LDAP fields in Outlook or ADUC, see these posts:
If you’re looking for information on User Account Attributes in Active Directory for Users and Computers, this post maps out attributes listed under the general tab. A complete list of attribute mappings is often useful for an administrator for the purpose of using VBScript or Powrshell to manage an Active Directory environment. We will post a complete list in the next post (along with the next tab in ADUC) – until then, I’m sure there are thousands of examples of this around the web – a simple search should provide you with what you need.
Active Directory – User Account Attributes – ADUC General Tab
Here’s a mapping for the General Tab within DSA.MSC (expressed in other words, DSA.MSC is the MMC snap-in that opens up ADUC or Active Directory for Users and Computers):
|Name in ADUC||LDAP Attribute||Format||Attribute-ID|
*Note: The Description Attribute is listed as single, but for most other classes in AD (those that are not security principals) this value may be multivalued; ie: an Organisational Unit may have multiple description values associated, whilst a user account/computer account may only be associated with a single string. This is to allow for backwards compatibility.