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Active Roles 7.3.1 - User Guide

Introduction Getting Started User or Service Account Management Group Management Computer Account Management Organizational Unit Management Management of Contacts Management of Exchange Recipients

Steps for searching for an Organizational Unit

Steps for searching for an Organizational Unit

To search for an Organizational Unit

  1. On the Action menu, click Find to display the Find window.
  2. In the Find box, click Organizational Units.
  3. In the In box, select the domain, container or Managed Unit you want to search, or click Browse to locate a domain, container or Managed Unit.
  4. In the Name box, type the name (or a part of the name) of the Organizational Unit you want to find.
  5. Click Find Now to start your search.

NOTE:

  • You can use the Advanced tab for more powerful search options. For details, see Steps for using advanced search options.
  • The found Organizational Units are displayed at the bottom of the Find window.
  • You can manage found Organizational Units directly from the list in the Find window: right-click a list item, and then use commands on the shortcut menu to perform management tasks.

Steps for using advanced search options

Steps for using advanced search options

To use advanced search options

  1. On the Action menu, click Find to display the Find window.
  2. In the Find box, click the kind of object for which you want to search.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Field button, and select the object property you want to query.
  5. In Condition, click the condition for your search, and then, in Value, type a property value, in order to find the objects that have the object property matching the condition-value pair you have specified.
  6. Click Add to add this search condition to your search.
  7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 until you have added all of the desired search conditions.
  8. Click one of the following:
    • If you want to find the objects that meet all of the conditions specified, click AND.
    • If you want to find the objects that meet any of the conditions specified, click OR.
  9. Click Find Now to start your search. The found objects are displayed at the bottom of the window.

Steps for building a custom search

Steps for building a custom search

To build a custom search

  1. On the Action menu, click Find to display the Find window.
  2. In the Find box, click Custom Search.
  3. In the In box, select the domain, container or Managed Unit you want to search, or click Browse to locate a domain, container or Managed Unit.
  4. Do one of the following:
  5. Click Find Now to start your search.

LDAP syntax

LDAP syntax

Search filters enable you to define search criteria and provide more efficient and effective searches. The search filters are represented by Unicode strings.

The Active Roles console supports the standard LDAP search filters as defined in RFC2254.

The following table lists some examples of standard LDAP search filters.

Table 5: LDAP search filters

Search filter

Description

(objectClass=*)

All objects

(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(!cn=andy))

All user objects but "andy"

(sn=sm*)

All objects with a surname that starts with "sm"

(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=contact)(|(sn=Smith)(sn=Johnson)))

All contacts with a surname equal to "Smith" or "Johnson"

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