Member and MemberOf Attributes

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by bchad, Sep 9, 2004.

  1. bchad

    bchad Guest

    When the memberof attribute is populated in active
    directory, how is the group order determined within the
    attribute? For example, when user1 is added to the
    accounting group, it is listed ahead of the Human
    Resources group. When user1 is repeatedly added and
    removed from these groups, the same order is always
    repeated. Why is this? What is the order based on?

    Thank you!
    bchad, Sep 9, 2004
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  2. Hi,

    So far as I know, the order is arbitrary. The member of attribute is
    actually linked back to the member attribute on the group. It may just be a
    matter of how AD Users & Computers displays the data.

    Brian Desmond
    Windows Server MVP

    Brian Desmond [MVP], Sep 11, 2004
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  3. It is based on internal indexing that is not exposed except via symptoms to you.

    I.E. Don't depend on the order for anything.
    Joe Richards [MVP], Sep 11, 2004
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