Attributes Tab is missing in Active Directory User Properties on Windows Server 2012

Sathish Nadarajan
SharePoint MVP
Published On :   12 Jan 2014
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Somehow, accidentally I was trying to look on the properties of a user on Active Directory. Actually I was interested on looking at the Attributes associated with a user. Hence, I opened the Active Directory and selected a particular user. Select the properties. The properties popup came. But, I could not see the Attributes tab on it. The Properties Pane was like below.

Sometimes, we may require some additional attributes to be added on the Active Directory, irrespective of the default fields given by Microsoft. For example, an attribute called Marital Status may not be there by default. But, if a new employee joins our organization, we may gather those information and we want that information needs to be present on the SharePoint portal as well. In that case, it is always better to keep those information on the Active Directory itself. Hence, whenever a synchronization happens, it will fetch the information from the Active Directory itself. This will reduce the time as well as a manual intervention.


But, somehow, I was expecting something like

Initially I was panic about this and later came to a conclusion that, this could be something relevant to the View setting. Hence, I tried one by one with all the options on the View. Later as we suspected, there is a setting on the View only.


1. Go to View and Select Advanced Featuresimage


2. Now, we will be able to see all the properties.


Though it looks like very simple, this will definitely save some one’s one hour I guess.

Happy Coding.

Sathish Nadarajan.