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Attributes for Exchange 5.5 Mailboxes :  cn

The abbreviation cn stands for 'common name'. In Exchange 5.5 directories this is the display name of the mailbox owner shown in the address book of all Exchange clients. Due to the fact that the list of mailboxes in the Exchange 5.5 admin tool is nothing else than another view of the address list, 'cn' stands for the name of the mailbox in the Exchange management tools, too.


LDAP name cn
Data type Unicode String (max 64)
Multivalue (Array) No
Heuristic 20 => Replicated between sites, No operational attribute
Access category

Admin access only

Ex55 Database name Common-Name

When a mailbox is created, the display name is built from the given name and the surname according to the rules which can be set in the Exchange 5.5 admin tool under ' Tools -> Options'.