Recipe 10.10 Viewing a Class

10.10.1 Problem

You want to view the attributes of a class.

10.10.2 Solution Using a graphical user interface
  1. Open the Active Directory Schema snap-in.

  2. In the left pane, click on the Classes folder.

  3. In the right pane, double-click the class you want to view.

  4. Click on each tab to view the available properties. Using a command-line interface

In the following command, replace <ClassCommonName> with the common name (not LDAP display name) of the class you want to view:

> dsquery * cn=<ClassCommonName>,cn=schema,cn=configuration,<ForestRootDN> -scope[RETURN]
base -attr * Using VBScript
' This code prints out the attributes for the specified class.
' Recipe 4.2 for the code for the DisplayAttributes( ) function.
' Set to the common name (not LDAP display dame) 
' of the class you want to view. 
strClassName = "<ClassCommonName>"   ' e.g. user
' ------ END CONFIGURATION ---------

set objRootDSE = GetObject("LDAP://RootDSE")
set objClass = GetObject("LDAP://cn=" & strClassName & "," & _
WScript.Echo "Properties for " & strClassName

10.10.3 Discussion

See Table 10-1 for a list of the important classSchema attributes and their descriptions.

10.10.4 See Also

Recipe 4.2 for viewing the attributes of an object

    Chapter 3. Domain Controllers, Global Catalogs, and FSMOs
    Chapter 6. Users
    Appendix A. Tool List