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TUTORIAL: Active directory viewing attribute editor

Active directory viewing attribute editor

Seriously, I started a new job on monday. I got an administration account and had to help users out with their accounts Permissions, security groups, Exchange, AD, Office 365, etc.

I needed to know which server someones account was stored on. I clicked properties and a little did you know! I do not see the ‘attribute tab’.


Well **** me! Searching google I didn’t find too much. Searching on the AD itself did find me something. there seriously is a function called advanced features.

AD advanced features

So go to view > Advanced Features. Now check out of this worked for you. I’ve got my beloved ‘object’ back.


what is the ad short for ad?

Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that Microsoft developed for Windows domain networks and is included in most Windows Server operating systems as a set of processes and services.

An AD domain controller authenticates and authorizes all users and computers in a Windows domain type network—assigning and enforcing security policies for all computers and installing or updating software. For example, when a user logs into a computer that is part of a Windows domain, Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines whether the user is a system administrator or normal user.

Active Directory makes use of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) versions 2 and 3, Microsoft’s version of Kerberos, and DNS.


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My name is Bas Wijdenes and I'm working full time as a services engineer. In my free time I like to write tutorials about computer problems I encounter on a daily basis. The main reason I started my blog is, because I wanted to work on my English vocabulary.

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