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Consider the following scenario. You have an operating system that has Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 and Server for NIS installed. You upgrade the operating system to Windows Server 2003 R2, and then you install Identity Management for UNIX (IDMU). In this scenario, the UNIX-enabled objects in one of the following containers are not updated with the latest Windows Server 2003 R2 schema-defined attributes:
The containers that are not default containers
Any other manually created containers, such as organizational units
Note These containers are in the "Active Directory Users and Computers" snap-in.
The UNIX-enabled objects in the default containers are updated with the latest Windows Server 2003 R2 schema-defined attributes.
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 this specific problem. 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:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
You must have Windows Server 2003 R2 installed to apply this hotfix.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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.
Windows Server 2003 R2, x86-based versions
Windows Server 2003 R2, x64-based versions
To work around this problem, use the LDAP Data Interchange Format to manually import the Windows Server 2003 R2 schema-defined attributes for the UNIX-enabled objects that are not updated.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, 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
For more information about how to use the LDIFDE tool to import and to export directory objects to the Active Directory directory service, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
237677 Using LDIFDE to import and export directory objects to Active Directory
For more information about how to use LDAP as a Network Information Service, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force Web site:
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Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition