Changing the zone type

If you create a new zone using the default zone options, the new zone is created as a hierarchical zone that uses the Active Directory RFC2307-compatible schema attributes for user and group profiles. If you deselect the Use the default zone type option, you can choose to create either a hierarchical zone or a classic zone and how you want zone information stored in the Active Directory schema.

If you are not using the default zone type and storage model, you have the following options:

  • A Standard zone stores user and group attributes in the keywords attribute of the serviceConnectionPoint object for the user or group rather than in the user or group object.
  • An RFC2307-compatible zone stores user and group attributes in the attributes that are defined in the RFC2307-compatble schema for user and group objects.
  • An SFU zone stores user and group attributes in the Services for UNIX (SFU) schema attributes for the user or group object.

It is worth noting that in the default zone storage model—which uses the default Active Directory RFC2307-compatible schema—some schema attributes are not indexed. For example, in the default Active Directory RFC2307-compatible schema, the uid attribute is not an indexed attribute. Because of this limitation, queries that use this attribute might take longer than expected.