Microsoft KB Archive/253181

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Multivalued Attributes Pushed Incorrectly to Other LDAP Servers

Article ID: 253181

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Metadirectory Services 2.1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

This article was previously published under Q253181


When you push multivalued attributes with any of the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) management agents (MAs) to a connected directory, only the last value is written. For example, consider pushing the FacsimileTelephoneNumber multivalued attribute to an object with the following values:


This results in the following incorrect assignment:


The correct result should be:



Cdir_ln.exe does not handle multivalued attributes properly when an ADD is sent. It works correctly when you update with a MOD.


A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next version of Microsoft Metadirectory Services that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The typical support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:

   Date        Time     Size      File name
   04/19/00    04:35p   1334272   Importt.exe


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

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