Your organization might choose to create your own scripts to enable new users for Office Communications Server instead of using the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in or the Office Communications Server administrative snap-in. This section identifies the Active Directory attributes that can be set for new users and maps them to their associated WMI properties.
Working with Active Directory Attributes
Keep the following points in mind when setting Active Directory attributes to enable new users:
Active Directory attributes that are not defined map to either FALSE (if Boolean) or NULL in WMI.
Some attributes have a bit-mask value. For these attributes, each setting is represented by a bit, and the displayed decimal value represents the bit placement. Each bit represents a WMI property. The following are some examples:
10000 (binary) has a decimal value of 16 (bit 4 is set)
100000000 (binary) has a decimal value of 256 (bit 8 is set)
1100 (binary) has a decimal value of 12 (bits 2 and 3 are set; WMI properties represented by both bits are enabled)
1111000001 (binary) has a decimal value of 961 (bits 0, 6, 7, 8, and 9 are set; WMI properties for each of these bits are enabled)
For more information about Active Directory attributes, see in the Preparing Active Directory Domain Services for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation.
Active Directory Attributes to WMI Properties Mapping
Attributes in bold are required for enabling users for Office Communications Server.
Active Directory Attributes for New Users
Active Directory Attribute
Identifies whether user’s communications are archived. Each WMI property is represented by a set bit. Values are:
Bit 2 set
4 decimal (100 binary)