Setting up filter
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.
Steps for sorting and filtering lists in the details pane
To sort objects in the details pane
- Click a column heading to sort by the contents of that column.
- Click the column heading again to switch between ascending and descending sort order.
To add or remove columns in the details pane
- On the View menu, click Choose Columns or Add/Remove Columns.
- Do the following, and then click OK:
- To add a column, in Available columns, click the column you want to display, and then click Add.
- To remove a column, in Displayed columns, click the column you want to hide, and then click Remove.
- To re-order columns, click a column name in Displayed columns, and then click Move Up or Move Down to change the position of the column.
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
- On the View menu, click Filter Options.
- Do one of the following, and then click OK:
- To view all objects, click Show all types of objects. With this option, the filter is turned off.
- To view objects of certain types, click Show only the following types of objects, and select check boxes next to the types of objects you want to view.
- To view objects that match custom filtering criteria, click Create custom filter. Then, Customize and configure your filtering criteria by using the instructions outlined in Steps for building a custom search.
- Optionally, in Maximum number of items displayed per folder, modify the maximum number of objects that can be displayed in the console. The default maximum number of objects displayed in the console is 2,000 objects.
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.
Steps for searching for a user, contact, or group
To search for a user, contact, or group
- On the Action menu, click Find to display the Find window.
- In the Find box, click one of the following:
- Users, Contacts, and Groups, to find users, groups, and contacts that match your search criteria.
- Users, to find only users that match your search criteria.
- Groups, to find only groups that match your search criteria.
- Contacts, to find only contacts that match your search criteria.
- 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.
- Type in a name, a description, or both:
- In the Name box, type the name of the object you want to find.
- In the Description box, type the description of the object you want to find.
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.
- Click Find Now to start your search.
- You can use the Advanced tab for more powerful search options. For details, see Steps for using advanced search options.
- The found users, groups, or contacts are displayed at the bottom of the Find window.
- You can manage found users, groups, or contacts 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.