With the Employee Search feature, you can do the following:
Provide end users with an option to search and view information about themselves as well as other domain users
Help yourself (administrator) to search and locate users or retrieve any information about them
How to configure the AD search:
Click on "Configuration --> Self-Service --> Employee Search".
Select the "Enable Employee Search" checkbox
Select the "Domain"
Click on the "Add OUs" link to perform "OU based Selection"
Select the OU's from the Pop-Up and Click on OK
You would be provided with 3 tabs:
Employee Search is a 'criteria based search'. You enable anyone or all of the above mentioned options.
Enabling the "Users/Contacts/Groups" check boxes
Select the desired "Display Columns'
You can 'Configure the Order' in which the Display Columns appear by clicking on the 'UP' & 'DOWN' buttons
Configure the "Search Criteria"
Choose the desired "Search Criteria Options"
You can "Configure the Order" of the "Search Criteria Options" using the "Up" & "Down" buttons
Click "Save" to store the configured settings
Fine tune Employee Search options
ADSelfService Plus provides more options to the administrators to fine tune Employee Search that best fits the organization's policy.
Note: Make sure you disable “Show Employee Search & Organization Chart on Login Page also” to prevent users from viewing other forest users in the search results through the search option in the login page.