When you are saving management agent (MA) templates or scripts, or the advanced attribute flow, the contents of the templates are lost when you click OK
. When you later view the templates, they are blank.
All the MA templates and scripts are stored as directory attributes. By default, these attributes have a storage type of Normal
. The current size limit for normal storage is 20 KB; if you exceed the 20-KB attribute limit, the contents of the attribute are lost.
To work around this behavior, change the storage type from Normal
to Large Object
- Determine the name of the attribute by pressing and holding down the CTRL key while you right-click the item.
- Using Compass, search for the attribute in the directory.
- Double-click the attribute to view its properties.
- Click the Storage tab.
- Click Large Object, and then click OK.
The storage type defines how the attribute's value is stored in the directory database. There are several attribute storage types:
- Normal: A field up to 20 KB is stored "as is."
- Large Object: Attribute values larger than 20 KB in size (file-based attributes) that are stored in the directory database.
- Transient File: Attribute values contained in external files (log files, for example) that are therefore "transient." You must use this with a file control attribute.
- File Control: An attribute value containing the path to a transient file. If you use this storage type, you must also specify the associated transient file attribute.
- Translation: ASN.1 translation.
- Variable Size: An attribute value that can be under or over 20 KB in size; its storage method changes, depending on its size.
- Virtual: An attribute with no stored value; its value is created dynamically by a plug-in when the attribute is accessed.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 259062 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 4.1
- Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1
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