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Saturday, September 09, 2006

ADMODIFY: You Receive Failed Changes When Using a Valid Attributte In the Custom Tab

Summary: Admodify is a great utility to make bulk changes for Active Directory objects such as if you wanted to remove an email address for multiple people instead of having to go to each individual account to make the changes. With the latest version of Admodify you can create custom modifications if you know the LDAP attribute. However, when you enter this custom attribute and value into the custom tab you receive a dialog box "Operation Completed" but you receive "Failed Changes" You verify that the attribute name and value are correct.

Case Study:s

In this instance, I was trying to modify the "deliverAndRedirect" attribute. To see what this attribute does:

1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

2. Go to the properties of any user account.

3. Go to the Exchange General Tab,Delivery Options.

4. Locate the check box "Delivery Messages to Both Forwarding Address and Mailbox"

This checkbox corresponds to the following LDAP attribute "deliverAndRedirect"

5. I launch ADMODIFY, Modify Attributes. In the Domain List drop down box, select your domain. In your domain controllers list select you domain controller. If ytour Domain Controller does not appear, skip it, it will resume.

6. Uncheck Groups, Contacts and Public Folders and click the Green Arrow.

7. Highlight your Domain and click Add to List at the bottom. Click Ok at the dialog box to enumerate your list of users.

8. In the right pane, highlight a user or multple users and click next. Click the custom tab.

9. Click "Make a customized attribute modification"

Attribute Name: deliverAndRedirect
AttributeValue: True

You click OK. However you get failed changes.

Cause: The attributes Values are case sensitive. In this case True should be set to TRUE.

Attribute Name: deliverAndRedirect
AttributeValue: TRUE

James Chong
MCSE | M+, S+, MCTS, Security+

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to be able to modify "delivery restrictions" for mulitple accounts for an Exchange 2000 environment using ADModify.
I found an BLOG saying to use custom and the Attribute Name of "dlMemSubmitPerms" but I get an error (A constraint violation occurred) when I use that. How can this be done?

9:24 AM  
Blogger jamestechman said...

Hi! If you're trying to restrict who can send emails to say a user or a distribution list, use the attribute authorig. I wrote a blog about this as well which you can find here. If you have any questions please let me know. You can email me as well at Have a great day!

11:55 AM  
Blogger dwinter [MSFT] said...

I'm trying to the new download link.

If you are looking for ADModify.NET, please visit http://ADModify.NET.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saved me a lot of time ... thank you!!!

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