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Importing Exchange attributes in Active Directory

  • 16 January 2024
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Hi guys,

We are creating a users table in Timextender based on Active Directory.  However, there’s also an on premise Exchange server, adding Exchange attributes to the user in Active Directory.  But it seems we cannot read these attributes.  We use the CData Provider for Active Directory in our ODX server.  When trying to add the fields, the Exchange attributes are not in the list.  How can we add these attributes?  Do we need the CData Provider for Exchange?  If so, has anyone set that one up and is willing to provide more details?

 

Or how can we manage to import all the Exchange attributes in our user table?

 

Thanks!

Stijn Hensen


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Hi @Stijn Hensen 

Can you please generate a log file of verbosity 3? can you also please send some examples of fields which you cannot currently seem to extract in the Cdata provider? I will then pass these details onto Cdata

To generate a log file for a data source connection in TimeXtender portal for 6506.1

To generate a log file in 20.10.45

 

Hi Christian,

 

Sorry for the late reply, but in attachment you have the logfile.  I created a new logfile on verbosity3, did a sync and a transfer.  I hope that’s enough.

 

Anyway, fields that I would like to extract, are:

msExchHomeServerName
msExchMailboxGuid
msExchRecipientDisplayType
msExchRecipientTypeDetails
targetAddress

 

They are added into Active Directory when you have a on premise Exchange.  But the provider doesn’t seem to recognize them.  We are trying to install the CData for Exchange momentarily, but it gives issues, so maybe we have to use that one.  But I would think it’s strange as these properties are just attributes in Active Directory.

 

Thanks for passing it to CData!

Stijn Hensen

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Hi @Stijn Hensen 

Please use the latest version of the Microsoft Active Directory 2023 provider v. 23.0.8790.0

Also please see the following response from Cdata:

To extract custom attributes added in the Active Directory, utilize "custom schemas." For more info please see the following link: https://cdn.cdata.com/help/CDJ/ado/pg_ldapTables.htm

  1. In the data source settings, under the schema section, set the location property to a path (e.g. C:\CData\AD)
  2. Run the sync and transfer task. This should create a Users.rsd file in the path specified above
  3. Make the necessary changes required to add a custom column to the users table in this copied file.
  4. Run the sync and transfer task again

Hi Christian, 

 

Thanks for the reply.  That could indeed help.  I don’t know if I can install the latest version, as installation of drivers is pretty secured.  But I will propose it anyway.

 

Kind regards,

Stijn Hensen

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Hi @Stijn Hensen 

did you get a chance the test the proposed solution above?

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