Active Directory: How to change the DN format in LDAP

by Michael Urspringer - 03.03.2008

At a customer site the distinguished name of an Active Directory user in the LDAP directory had the following format:

CN=Lastname\, Firstname,OU=OrganizationalUnit 1,OU=OrganizationalUnit 2,DC=acme,DC=com

In my test environment all users I created had the following format

CN=Firstname Lastname,OU=OrganizationalUnit 1,OU=OrganizationalUnit 2,DC=acme,DC=com

which seems to be the default for Active Directory. Therefore I was not able to reproduce several issues.

To change the distinguished name attribute to the format the customer uses you have to do the steps which are described in this MS Knowledge Base article.

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