The Active Roles console makes it possible to apply a filter to display only the objects that match the filtering criteria. To apply a filter, select an Active Directory object or container and click the Filter button on the toolbar: . This displays the Filter Options dialog box where you can set up a filter. After you set up a filter, the filtering criteria immediately take effect on all lists of Active Directory objects in the Active Roles console.
To sort objects in the details pane
To add or remove columns in the details pane
NOTE: In the advanced details pane, you can add or remove columns from a list in the upper sub-pane or in the lower sub-pane: click the list in the sub-pane you want to modify, and then follow the steps above.
Filter options help you search for particular objects in the details pane. You can view all objects or only objects of selected type, configure the number of items that can be displayed for each folder, or create custom filters using object attributes and LDAP queries.
To select view filter options
In the Active Roles console you can search for objects of different types using the Find window. To access the Find window, right-click a container and click Find.
From the In list, you can select the container or Managed Unit you want to search. The list includes the container that you selected before activating the Find window. To add containers to the list, click Browse. From the Find list, you can select the type of the objects you want to find.
When you select an object type, the Find window changes accordingly. For example, Users, Contacts, and Groups searches for users, contacts, or groups using criteria such as user name, a note describing a contact, or the name of a group. In the Find list, Active Roles splits the Users, Contacts, and Groups category into three, providing the option for a more streamlined search.
By selecting Custom Search from the Find list, you can build custom search queries using advanced search options:
Using the Find window, you can search for any directory objects, such as users, groups, computers, Organizational Units, printers or shared folders. It is also possible to search for Active Roles configuration objects such as Access Templates, Managed Units, and Policy Objects. When you search for Access Templates, Policy Objects or Managed Units and select an appropriate object type from the Find list, the relevant container appears in the In list.
Once the search has completed, the objects matching the search criteria (search results) are listed at the bottom of the Find window. You can quickly find an object in the search results list by typing a few characters. This will select the first name that matches what you typed.
Once you have found the object, you can manage it by right-clicking the entry in the search results list, and then clicking commands on the shortcut menu.
To search for a user, contact, or group
You can search using partial search criteria. For example, B in the Name box will return all objects whose name begins with the letter B, such as Backup Operators.