Directory Services

Searching Active Directory

Search is a key feature of Active Directory. Search enables you to find objects in Active Directory based on selection criteria (query) and to retrieve specified properties for the objects found.

Searching Active Directory is a matter of finding a Windows 2000 domain controller, binding to the object where to begin a search in the directory, submitting a query, and processing the results.

For more information about the search feature in Active Directory, see: