Active Directory info in Lists

Mar 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM


Is it possible to load Active Directory information into a list. What I have been asked to do is basically create a contact list based on user information for members of groups within a particular site. About 90% of the information they are requesting is located in the AD, I just have not figured out a way to do this.

Any thoughts?

Mar 9, 2010 at 2:03 PM

I'm assuming you're using WSS and not MOSS. (If you had MOSS, you'd have it synchronizing with AD).

In cases where I've needed to do this with WSS. I've used a custom Web Service to read from LDAP to get values on the fly.


Mar 9, 2010 at 3:40 PM

OK I am pulling the stupid card out again. I am using MOSS, but still have no idea how to get the info to display in columns that I want.

Mar 10, 2010 at 1:38 AM

Well, a lot is going to depend on what is being synched from AD.  You can query the User Information List (I've done this in WSS, but I would think it would work the same in MOSS).  Take a look at my blog post Query the User Information List with jQuery and Web Services.