I have the need to edit the employeeID and employeeNumber attributes in AD. These attributes are not exposed in ADUC. Here's some reference material and a short script for adding the capability.
- There is a straight forward way of adding items to the right-click menu in AD using the Display Specificers in the AD Configuration container
- You can use a simple VB script to edit simple attributes
- You could edit more complex attributes by writing a more complex program (Say with VB), but we won't cover that here.
- Create a script to edit the attribute
Here is a simple script (eeID.vbs) to edit the employeeID.
(Note: To test the script, call it from the command line with a full LDAP path to a user object (ex: 'cscript eeid.vbs LDAP://cn=gmartin,cn=users,dc=somedomain,dc=com'))
Create and save this script somewhere in your path.
' EEID.vbs - GjM - 12/22/08 ' Displays and allows edits to employeeID atttribute in AD Option Explicit Dim Args, oUsr, sNewID Set Args = Wscript.Arguments Set oUsr = GetObject(Args(0)) sNewID = InputBox("LDAP path: " & Args(0) & vbCRLF & vbCRLF & "The Employee ID of the user is: " & oUsr.employeeID_ & vbCRLF & "If you would like enter a new number or modify the existing number, enter the new number_ in the textbox below") if sNewID <> "" then oUsr.Put "employeeID",sNewID end if oUsr.SetInfo Set oUsr = Nothing
- Add the item to the user admin context menu
- Open ADSIEdit and connect to the Configuration container
- Browse to CN=DisplaySpecifiers, CN=409 (or your language specifier)
- Right click on CN=user-Display and select Properties
- Highlight adminContextMenu and click Edit
- Enter '6,&Employee ID, eeid.vbs' into the "Value to add" field and click Add
- (Note: the number 6 represents the canonical order of the item in the conext menu. Feel free to play with this value to move your new item into the position you'd like.)
- (Note: to remove this item from the contect menu, open the edit box again, highlight the EmploteeID line you added and click 'Remove')
- Click OK to exit all the way out