[cifs-protocol] [REG:116031413826715] Virtual List View with timestamps (syntax

Tarun Chopra Tarun.Chopra at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 14 23:44:24 UTC 2016

Hello Douglas - 

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-----Original Message-----
From: Douglas Bagnall [mailto:douglas.bagnall at catalyst.net.nz] 
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 4:23 PM
To: Interoperability Documentation Help <dochelp at microsoft.com>
Cc: cifs-protocol at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [cifs-protocol] Virtual List View with timestamps (syntax

I wrote:
> hi Dochelp,
> When I search Windows 2012R2 Active Directory with VLV, I get a 
> strange result with "greater than or equal" queries on attributes with 
> syntax
> (for example msTSExpireDate4). If the search values is 
> greater than any of the attribute values, AD returns values from the 
> beginning of the sorted list rather than the empty list that it does 
> for other syntaxes.
> Supposing there are three user objects with msTSExpireDate4 set to 
> '19000101010000.0Z', '19010101010000.0Z', and '19020101010000.0Z' (the 
> years are incrementing).

Sorry, I can't reproduce this with just 3 objects. It occurs with 30 objects, but I was trying to simplify for the sake of communication without actually testing the simplified version.


> A VLV search with the following parameters:
>    attr: msTSExpireDate4
>    before: 0
>    after: 0
>    greater than or equal: 19991231211234.0Z
> returns ['19000101010000.0Z'] -- that is the first value. A similar 
> search using an attribute with a different syntax will return an empty list.
> I can't find any reference to this in the documentation, and it seems 
> to differ from the RFCs. Does this behaviour have a purpose?
> cheers,
> Douglas
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