Information about registering the display specifiers..
When using "Find" in Active Directory Users and Computer (ADUC) the Users/Groups do not have a Unix Attributes tab.
In order to use the "Find" dialog in Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) to manage unix users and groups, the display specifiers must be registered with Active Directory.
Registering display specifiers provides the following benefits:
- Unix Account Properties pages appear in ADUC Find dialog results.
- Unix Personality objects are displayed correctly in ADUC. This only applies if the Unix Personality schema has been installed.
Display Specifiers are stored in the Active Directory Configuration partition so require Enterprise Administrator rights to register. Display Specifiers are not schema updates and the process is reversible.
You can inspect exactly what changes are made during the display specifier registration process by viewing the DsReg.vbs script found in the Authentication Services installation directory. The DsReb.vbs script from 4.0.3 is attached.
To register display specifiers with Active Directory
Using QAS Control Center:
1 - Navigate to Start | Quest Software | Authentication Services | QAS Control Center.
2 - Click Preferences on the left navigation panel.
3 - Expand the Display Specifiers section.
4 - Click the Register Display Specifiers link to register display specifiers with Active Directory.
- If the display specifiers are registered, Control Center does not display the link.
- When the process is complete Control Center indicates that display specifiers are registered.
Alternatively, you can register display specifiers from the command line, as follows:
1 - Log in as a user with Enterprise Administrator rights.
2 - Open a command prompt
3 - Navigate to the installation path by default c:\Program Files \Quest Software\Authentication Services
4 - Run this command: DsReg.vbs /add
5 - Run this command: DsReg.vbs /check
It should return a pop up: SUCCESS
Note: To register Quest ActiveRoles Server display specifiers with ActiveRoles Server, navigate to the installed location for Quest Authentication Services and run the following command:
DsReg.vbs /add /provider:EDMS
You must install the ActiveRoles Server management package locally or DsReg.vbs returns an "Invalid Syntax" error.
To see all the DsReg.vbs options, run the following command: