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Windows 7: How to search Active Directory?


In Windows XP, There was “Windows Address Book” program preinstalled. You can use Windows Address Book to search Active Directory for users, computers, printers, contacts, etc.,

Too Bad, Windows 7 doesn’t have “Address Book” program. Well there is, but it is not listed in programs menu. The following trick works for every domain user.

  1. Click Start Orb Menu, and type %SystemRoot%SYSTEM32rundll32.exe dsquery,OpenQueryWindow (I would recommend create a shortcut and place it in programs menu)
  2. Select your domain in dropdown box and search away.

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Being in Silicon Valley for years, I became a IT Infrastructure Geek by experience and surrounded by other Geeks everywhere. I try to help others by the solutions I found on odd occasions.

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