Custom Fields and AD Attributes

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  • Colby Bouma

    Thank you for your suggestion. We have an existing internal feature request ticket for this. I have no ETA on when it could be implemented.

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  • Mike

    We populate the following AD computer object attributes with asset tag, serial number, and last interactive logon user using some nifty scripting to allow for easy search within AD. It works great when searching AD.

    • employeeID
    • employeeNumber
    • managedBy

    We set the asset tag and serial in the BIOS too, so PDQ Inventory picks up asset and serial, but it doesn't pick up the managedBy attribute...and sometimes due to typos and motherboard replacements, the asset tag and serial numbers don't always match.

    It would be nice if these three AD computer object attributes were collected in PDQ inventory AD scanner.  Bonus: Allow us to select which attributes to collect.  Thanks!

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  • Neal Kaluza

    I'm going to also request this feature. In our Active Directory Attributes, we have Office Location, email address, physical address, and a few others. It would be nice to be able to run a report that shows what computers are in which office. We have 12 locations, so this would be helpful.

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  • Andrew Gorton

    +1 On the request!! I work for a Government organisation and room location, device role, etc are set as AD attributes. At the moment I've got a scheduled task running that declares these as environment variables and Inventory can pick them up that way. Would be great to streamline and create dynamic collections based off this directly!

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  • ctopaloglu

    This should be implemented years ago. Custom Attributes are very much needed for inventory and for reporting purposes. Any timeline or any workaround for this?

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  • Neal Kaluza

    I second the request for pulling AD Attributes. We store some good information in there that would be very helpful to inventory.

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  • Lars Bemelmans

    I would also like to use AD Attributes in custom variables. For instance, I would like to read the AD computer description (owner of computer) and use it as a custom variable in Inventory.

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