Active Directory management & automation

Manage Active Directory Objects of a Custom Type

In addition to widely used object types, like User, Group, Computer, and Organizational Unit, Active Directory can contain objects of many other types. It is even possible to define your own object types by extending the Active Directory schema. Adaxes Active Directory Web Interface can be configured to allow you to manage AD objects of any type.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • create forms for viewing, creating, editing, and renaming AD objects of a custom type,
  • configure the Web Interface to display objects of this type, when browsing Active Directory.
On the computer, where the Web Interface is installed, start the Web Interface Customization tool.


In the Interface type drop-down list, select the Web Interface you want to configure.



To define forms for viewing, creating, editing, and renaming AD objects of a custom type, activate the AD Management tab and click Customize Forms and Views.


In the Forms and Views dialog:
  • Click the Add button located under the Object types list (located on the left).
  • Select the object type you need.
  • Click OK. The selected object type will be displayed in the Object types list.
  • Use the View tab to configure how objects of the selected type will be displayed in the Web Interface.
  • Use the Create tab to define the form used to create new objects of the selected type.
  • Use the Modify tab to define the form used to edit objects of the selected type.
  • Use the Rename tab to define the form used to rename objects of the selected type.
  • Click OK.
For details on how to customize forms and views, see Customize Forms for User Creation and Editing.



To configure the Web Interface to display objects of a specific type, when browsing Active Directory, do the following:
  • Open the AD Browsing tab.
  • Click Configure Object Types.
  • In the AD Object Grid group box, select the Show all object types check box.
  • Check the object type you need in the list above.
  • Click OK.

When finished, click Apply.
There is no need to restart IIS to apply the changes, as the changes are applied automatically.



When the changes are applied, Adaxes Web Interface will display Active Directory objects of the type you specified and allow you to create and edit objects of this type.

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