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Editing a User Object’s Assistant Attribute

I run an Exchange Server 5.5 organization, and I'm used to using Exchange Administrator to edit the Assistant value for users. Now, I'm testing Exchange Server 2003, and I don't see a way to edit this value. Can you tell me how to deal with this change?

Most Exchange attributes that you're used to accessing through Exchange Administrator are accessible in Exchange 2003 (and Exchange 2000 Server) by using the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in (assuming you install the Exchange system-management tools that come with Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000). However, you can't use that method to edit a user object's Assistant attribute directly. If you need to change the value of this attribute, you'll need to use ADSI Edit, an Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) script, the LDP utility, or the Csvde or Ldifde directory-import tools. For more information about how these various methods operate, see "Introducing the ADSI Edit Utility," July 2000, InstantDoc ID 8901; "Easy Active Directory Scripting for Systems Administrators, Part 1," September 2000, InstantDoc ID 9168; or the Microsoft article "XADM: Using the LDP Utility to Modify Active Directory Object Attributes" (

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