Select the product you need help with
- Internet Explorer
- Windows Phone
- More products
Common Default Attributes Set for Active Directory and Global Catalog
Article ID: 257203 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q257203
The Windows 2000 schema contains a large number of object attributes that administrators can use. The attributes typically required by Windows 2000 are enabled by default when the first domain controller is installed; a number of these attributes are used by both Active Directory and the global catalog (GC). These attributes have the Index this attribute in the Active Directory and Replicate this attribute to the Global Catalog options selected in their properties.
You can change both the number of attributes selected and which specific attributes are used by using the Active Directory Schema snap-in in Microsoft Management Console (MMC). However, in most cases, there is no need to modify any of these attributes. Carefully consider any changes to these default settings before making changes.
NOTE: You should make changes or additions to the schema only after careful consideration and planning. After you make additions, you can only disable them (you cannot delete them). Additional attributes may increase the time required for their replication.
For additional information about modifying the schema, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216060/EN-US/ )Registry Modification Required to Allow Writing to Schema
The following attributes are enabled in both Active Directory and GC by default.
Collapse this tableExpand this table
The following attributes also have their flags set for Ambiguous Name Resolution (ANR):
Display-NameANR is a search algorithm implemented by Windows 2000 Active Directory for easier searching. Selected attributes are defined by the schema as being indexed for ANR. For additional information about ANR, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
243299NOTE: Locality-Name is shown as "l" in the schema attribute list. RDN is shown as "name" in the schema attribute list. E-mail-Address is shown as "mail" in the schema attribute list.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243299/EN-US/ )Ambiguous Name Resolution for LDAP in Windows 2000