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Bug for Palm Pre WebOS

If you are a user of the Palm Pre and have an Exchange mailbox/calendar and are therefore using Exchange Active Sync EAS, then you may be affected by this bug.  Please check out the article before you’re late for a meeting!!! I made the change suggested by the article and my appts immediately showed up. 

Happy New Year!

First post of the new year!  What will 2010 bring from Web Active Directory? New products Updates of existing products New Web Active Directory employees! Expect to see all these things in just the 1st quarter!

How to ensure fast queries when searching Microsoft Active Directory

Here’s a great article on MSDN that talks about methods to ensure when you search Active Directory that the results are returned as quickly as possible.  It’s something we refer back to quite often with our customers as well as when we ship new Active Directory reports in our products.  A healthy Active Directory is

Add photos to Active Directory

Our PeopleSearch and PeopleUpdate product line has long supported showing photos for a user accounts in Active Directory.   With either solution you can show photos from the jpegPhoto and/or thumbnailPhoto attributes in Active Directory.  In PeopleUpdate, you can edit these photos right from the web interface (or delegate that task). We also support linking an Active

LDAP Filter to find accounts not set to expire in Microsoft Active Directory

In order to show accounts that are not set to expire you will need to use the below LDAP filter. Accounts that don’t expire: (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(|(accountExpires=9223372036854775807)(accountExpires=0)))  Accounts that have an expiration date: (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(&(!accountExpires=9223372036854775807)(!accountExpires=0))) About the accountExpires attribute Account-Expires Attribute The date when the account expires. This value represents the number of 100 nanosecond intervals since January

Top 5 Reasons you need web-based tools to manage your company’s Active Directory data

Top 5 Reasons you need web-based tools to manage your company’s Active Directory data You have many more important things to accomplish today other than updating the new sales person’s phone number Your HR department changed the title of Product Marketing Manager back to Manager, Product Marketing The person who manages the “crackberry mobile users”

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How do the attributes in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) map to the named LDAP attributes in Active Directory?

General Property Page First Name givenName Last Name sn Initials initials Description description Office physicalDeliveryOfficeName Telephone Number telephoneNumber Telephone: Other otherTelephone E-Mail mail Web Page wwwHomePage Web Page: Other url Account Property Page UserLogon Name userPrincipalName User logon name (pre-Windows 2000) sAMAccountname Logon Hours logonHours Log On To logonWorkstation Account is locked out userAccountControl User

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Search multiple Active Directory attributes from one search field

Description Web Active Directory’s PeopleSearch and PeopleUpdate solutions provide powerful tools for searching Active Directory by allowing you to quickly and easily configure an intuitive search interface for your users. You might want to enhance how you search Active Directory, though, by providing a search field that will actually search more than one attribute. Microsoft

LDAP Filtering ADSI Resource

Here’s another great website and tool that focuses on LDAP filters, Microsoft Active Directory, and ADSI scripting.  It’s a great LDAP Filtering ADSI resource. http://www.selfadsi.org

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