1. Start ADSI Edit. (ADSI Edit is included in the Microsoft Windows 2000
support tools on the Windows 2000 CD-ROM.)
2. Expand Configuration Container, CN=Configuration, CN=Services,
CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=Active Directory Connections.
3. Right-click the Connection Agreement you want to modify, and then click
4. Ensure Select which properties to view is set to Optional.
In the Select a property to view box, click the down arrow, and then
In the Edit Attribute box, type 2.
7. Click Set, and then click OK.
Article ID: 269843 - Last Review: February 26, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
ADC overwrites Active Directory object CN attribute with Exchange
Server 5.5 display name
This article was previously published under Q269843
When the Active Directory Connector (ADC) matches a Microsoft Exchange
Server 5.5 mailbox to a user account in the Microsoft Active Directory directory
service, the user account becomes a mailbox-enabled user account. After the
mailbox and user are matched, if any attribute is modified on the Microsoft
Exchange Server 5.5 mailbox, the ADC updates the active user. It automatically
overwrites the CN of the Active Directory user with the Exchange Server 5.5
The CN attribute is also known as "Full Name." This attribute appears on the
General tab on the properties of a user object within the Active Directory Users
and Computers Microsoft Management Console snap-in.
If you do not want the ADC to overwrite the Windows 2000 CN with the
Exchange Server 5.5 display name, you can change this behavior. This change
is made at the Connection Agreement level to individual recipient Connection
Agreements. Do not make this change to configuration Connection Agreements
or to the default ADC policy.
To disable object renaming in Active Directory, the attribute
msExchServer1Flags on the Connection Agreement must be set to a value of
To set this value, follow these steps:
Warning If you use the ADSI Edit snap-in, the