Setting an object’s manager

To update the manager attribute you just set it to the distinguished name of the existing user you require. A distinguished name is of the form: CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=test,DC=com.

So to set Jane Active’s manager to the existing user “John Smith” you would use a message like this:


<Directives WhereToBind=”LDAP://CN=Users,DC=test,DC=com” SearchScope=”onelevel” ObjectTypeFilter=”(objectClass=user)” MaxObjects=”1″/>

<Target PropertyName=”cn” EqualToValue=”Jane Active” />

<Change PropertyName=”manager” ChangeToValue=”CN=John Smith,CN=Users,DC=test,DC=com” ChangeType=”update” />


What Can I Do With ActiveADAPTER?

Here is an example of one of dozens of high ROI BizTalk applications you can build with ActiveADAPTER.

Suppose Jane is a new hire in your organization.

At the end of the hiring process, HR notify IT operations of Jane's start date. A member of IT Operations (with no Active Directory knowledge) goes to your Service Desk system, raises a new ticket, and completes a simple form about Jane's role in your organisation.

From the information entered, the Service Desk system creates an xml file and submits it to BizTalk. BizTalk uses the information in the message and ActiveADAPTER to:

  • create Jane's Active Directory account
  • synchronize Jane's Active Directory telephone numbers, office location, and Manager's name from the information in HR system entered during the recruitment process
  • set a first-use password for Jane and specify that it must be changed on first logon
  • grant Jane access to the resources she will need by placing her in a number of security groups

On Jane's first day BizTalk uses ActiveADAPTER to enable Jane's account and emails the first-use password to her Manager at 8am.

On arrival, Jane is given her first-use password and logs on with access to everything she needs.

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Is there a version of ActiveADAPTER for BizTalk 2006?

An older version of ActiveADAPTER is available for BizTalk Server 2006, based on .NET 2.0. Please contact us if you are interested in evaluating this version.

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I have purchased an ActiveADAPTER license. How do I swap out the evaluation version for the licensed version?

To uninstall your evaluation version and replace it with your licensed version follow this procedure:

1. Stop any BizTalk applications and host instances that use ActiveADAPTER

2. Close any instances of the BizTalk Admin Console

3. Uninstall ActiveADAPTER through Control Panel

4. Check that the %ProgramFiles%\ActiveADAPTER folder has been  completely removed

5. Install your licensed software

In most cases this shouldn't affect any receive location or send port settings you have created, but check your BizTalk applications after restarting them.

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