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Active Directory Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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10.15. Finding the Nonreplicated and Constructed Attributes

Problem

You want to find the attributes are not replicated or are constructed by Active Directory.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

  1. Open LDP.

  2. From the menu, select Connection Connect.

  3. For Server, enter the name of a domain controller (or leave blank to do a serverless bind).

  4. For Port, enter 389.

  5. Click OK.

  6. From the menu, select Connection Bind.

  7. Enter credentials of a domain user.

  8. Click OK.

  9. From the menu, select Browse Search.

  10. For BaseDN, type the Schema Container DN (e.g., cn=schema,cn=configuration,dc=rallencorp,dc=com).

  11. For Scope, select One Level.

  12. To find nonreplicated attributes, use the following for Filter:

    (&(objectcategory=attributeSchema)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=1))
  13. To find constructed attributes, use the following for Filter:

    (&(objectcategory=attributeSchema)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=4))
  14. Click Run.

Using a command-line interface

To find the nonreplicated attributes, use the following command:

> dsquery * cn=schema,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN> -scope onelevel -attr "cn"[RETURN]
-filter "(&(objectcategory=attributeSchema)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=1))"

To find the constructed attributes, use the following command:

> dsquery * cn=schema,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN> -scope onelevel -attr "cn"[RETURN]
-filter "(&(objectcategory=attributeSchema)(systemFlags:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=4))"

Using VBScript

' This script will print out the nonreplicated and constructed attributes set objRootDSE ...

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