Searching Users, Groups, and Computers


 

ADManager Plus provides the ability to locate any object in the Active Directory with its powerful search capability. You can also search across domains and restrict your search to users, groups, or computers. To search the Active Directory objects, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the AD Mgmt tab.

  2. Click the Search Users, Groups, and Computers link under Search Users.

  3. All the domains configured in the Domain Settings will be available here to select. Select the domains that have to be searched. To restrict the search to specific OU's in the domain Click the Select OU link and choose the OU's that have to be searched.

  4. Select the objects that have to be searched for.  For example, if you want to search only the users, clear the check box of Groups and Computers.

  5. Specify the search criteria. you can include the common name (cn) and the description of the objects in the search criteria.

  6. Click Search.

ADManager Plus searches the active directory based on the specified search criterion and displays the result in the bottom panel. The search results include the name of the object, the object class, the fully qualified domain name (FQDN), and the domain name of the object. To make it easy for you to locate the required object/account, the result will be sorted in alpabetical order.

 

Viewing All the Users

 

To view all the users of the domain, click the View Users link under the Search Users of the AD Mgmt tab. This will display all the users of the default domain. To view the users of a different domain, select the domain from the Change Domain combo box.