The AD Properties dialog is available on context menus throughout NetTools, it provides a similar dialog as in AD User and Computers. The details and tabs change based on the object being displayed.
On a number of the context menu, there is an option called Meta Data, this will show the meta data against the selected object. The dialog will display the details in the msDS-ReplAttributeMetaData and msDS-ReplValueMetaData attributes. The dialog looks like this:
The top pane displays the results from the replPropertyMetaData attribute, the bottom pane contains the details from msDS-ReplValueMetaData attribute.
The Attributes field defines what attributes should be returned by the query, the attributes are specified as a comma separated list. The attributes field also support an number of additional functions for formatting, decode types, and updates.
The Attributes field has the following format:
Syntax: [Attribute[;Conditional Attribute][;DecodeType][;Type][=<Op><Value>]][,][Meta.<Type>.<Attribute>[,] 
Attribute - the name of the attribute to be returned, the list of attributes is provided in a comma separated list, i.e. name, whencreated, pwdlastset. If the attributes field is left blank all attributes of the object are returned, with the exception of constructed attributes.
Conditional Attributes - Conditional Attributes allow the user to define the value that is returned based on a true or false conditional statement. See Conditional Attributes
DecodeType - the option is used to change the default DecodeType of an attribute i.e. LastLogonTimeStamp;int64. See Decode Types for a full list of Decode Types
Type - These are the Microsoft supported options that provide additional server side functionality, they are:
=Op - These are the parameters to complete update queries. See Update Query
Meta.<Type>.<Attribute> - This provides the ability to return the meta data details of an attribute in a query result. The meta data for an attribute includes the following fields - version number, local USN, originating server, time, and originating DC, any of these can be returned. The meta data is from the server being queried, to see the meta across all DC use the Meta Data option.
ver - Version
lusn - Local USN
ousn - Originating USN
time - Time of change
dc - Originating DC
Attribute - The name of the attribute
This option provides the capability to search for objects in the Active Directory, based on a user provided search string
- Configured by default to return only User objects, but can search for anything
- Search for objects at the domain or forest level. Searches can be limited to specific domain contexts, or use the GC for full forest searches
- Use GC to resolve foreign objects
- Searches use ANR based queries for best performance
- User definable columns
- Context menu option to link the selected object to other functions
- AD Properties, Meta data, and Attributes dialogs can displayed for returned objects
- Previous searches are temporarily saved in dropdown list
- Configuration changes are non-volatile
- User Icons represent the account status, i.e. disabled or locked accounts
The Use With on the context menu allows you to use the selected item with another option in NetTools.