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Fast Searching of Active Directory

Posted On 2007-02-26 by FortyPoundHead
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Tags: Active Directory Tip Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows 2000
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Make life easier for your users by simplifying how they search for resources in Active Directory.

It takes about half a dozen steps to search Active Directory using the Desktop Search Assistant on Windows XP. That''s frustrating for most users. Fortunately you can make their life easier by creating a new shortcut on their desktops that has the following path:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe dsquery.dll,OpenQueryWindow

Name the new shortcut something like Search Active Directory and you''re done. Users can now open the Find Users, Contacts, and Groups dialog by simply double-clicking on this shortcut, making it easier for them to find resources in Active Directory.



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