You cannot find domain objects by using the displayName attribute on a computer that is running Windows XP Professional

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to use the Active Directory displayName attribute to search for a domain object on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Professional, you cannot find the domain object.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Windows object picker does not use the displayName attribute to find domain objects.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Prerequisites

You must be running Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition Service Pack 2 to install this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Objsel.dll5.1.2600.2920286,20801-Jun-200618:34

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To work around this problem, use any of the following Active Directory attributes to find domain objects:
  • sAMAccountName
  • userPrincipalName
  • name

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 919692 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Keywords: 
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