Monday, July 09, 2007

Managing Active Directory - SharePoint

Managing Active Directory is a challenge especially as only a few applications can act as a true LDAP client.

Extending Active Directory with custom schemas is an excellent model for applications that can act as an LDAP client (e.q. Exformatics ESDH). This allows custom application attributes to be stored in Active Directory, thus maintaining one single point of administration for Users and Computers in organisations.

One of the challenges is that the standard Windows Users, Groups and Computers view doesn't allow for management of custom attributes. ADSI Edit is the answer. Read more here.

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