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Active Directory Sorting Weight Table

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Document
  • Language: English

Detailed character weight specifications for sorting and comparison of Unicode strings.

  • This document contains detailed character weight specifications that permit consistent sorting and comparison of Unicode strings.


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Active Directory Sort Table v02.zipeb35b1edce3a02ea3d2f3bd04614152b9204fd0524.20 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

  • The documentation is available in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) which you can open using Adobe Reader, available at

Installation Instructions

  • The data in this document is not used by itself, but rather as one of the inputs to the comparison algorithm specified in [MS-ADTS] section 6.5. The layout and format of data in this file is also specified there.