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Microsoft KB Archive/252178

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LDAP Search "Not Present" Filter Does Not Work with Site Server Membership Directory

Article ID: 252178

Article Last Modified on 9/23/2005


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q252178


The LDAP "Presence" operator allows LDAP search operations to select entries containing a specified attribute. For instance, the LDAP filter "(mail=*)" can be used to retrieve all members with a mail attribute defined. However, applying the "Not" bolean operator to this "Presence Filter" does not work when you use a SQL Server based Site Server Membership Directory database. The filter "!(mail=*)" returns all entries with the mail attribute PRESENT instead of showing all objects with the mail attribute NOT PRESENT.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Site Server version 3.0. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

219292 How to Obtain the Latest Site Server 3.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Site Server 3.0. This problem was first corrected in Site Server 3.0 Service Pack 4.

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