Extending the Active Directory User Schema

Active Directory user schema has enough properties/attributes to cover most user profile information, but in some cases , we might need to extend this schema to add our own custom attributes. Microsoft Active Directory provides this capability to customize the user schema at various domain/forest hierarchy levels. The below article was tremendously helpful for us to achieve this. Thanks a lot Kurt Hudson.


Unique X.500 Object Id: is an  unique object identifier for an attribute. This is NOT auto-generated when extending user schema, we need to come up with one or use this script to generate one. For more information, please check Obtaining an Object Identifier from Microsoft

Posted in Active Directory, Sharepoint 2010

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