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Active Directory LDAP Field – Attribute Mappings   

While accessing Active Directory users and computers (ADUC), it can be observed that Microsoft has used user-friendly names for the input fields. These fields are mapped to the LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) attributes. You can access the hidden tab within the ADUC which will list all the attributes and their respective values.

The reason for understanding and learning about these attributes is that it will be essential when creating a script or a program. You can find these field mappings in the tabular columns below. Also, visual aid have been provided to get a clear understanding.

General
Address
Account
Profile
Telephones
Organization

LDAP Field Mappings:

TABActive Directory FieldLDAP Attribute
GeneralFirst NamegivenName
GeneralInitialsinitials
GeneralLast namesn
GeneralDisplay namedisplayName
GeneralDescriptiondescription
GeneralOfficephysicalDeliveryOfficeName
GeneralTelephone numbertelephoneNumber
GeneralE-mailmail
GeneralWeb pagewWWHomePage
AddressStreetstreetAddress
AddressP.O BoxpostOfficeBox
AddressCityl
AddressState/provinceSt
AddressZip/Postal CodepostalCode
AddressCounty/regionco
AccountUser logon nameuserPrincipalName
Accountuser logon name (pre-Windows 200)sAMAccountName
ProfileProfile pathprofilePath
ProfileLogon scriptscriptPath
ProfileLocal pathhomeDirectory
ProfileConnecthomeDrive
TelephonesHomehomePhone
TelephonesPagerpager
TelephonesMobileMobile
TelephonesFaxfacsimileTelephoneNumber
TelephonesIP PhoneipPhone
OrganizationJob Titletitle
OrganizationDepartmentdepartment
OrganizationCompanycompany
OrganizationManagermanager
OrganizationDirect Reportsdirectreports
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