Active Directory's Find… function is pretty handy: by searching from the directory root or any OU, you can search for specific objects by name, etc.
Unfortunately the search results display is a bit barebones and it's never obvious to a non-AD admin like me how to determine where the object actually lives in the hierarchy. Luckily you can drill into a search result item to view an object's properties but unless you're a real AD keener, you still might know how to find the object's location.
To rectify this situation, you'll need to turn on the Advanced Features setting from the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in's View menu:
The object properties display will now include an Object tab which contains the Canonical name of object field (in other words, the path to the object within the directory):
That was great! The simple answeres are so overlooked.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting; it's been driving me bat-shit insane for a good while now...ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting this. I use "Find" every day and often find myself saying.. "Hmm I know its there now where do I find it?" I used to have to manually search it down but now just use "Object" tab.ReplyDelete
Ditto Nevada Jack...thank you, thank you, thank you Michael Hanes!!!ReplyDelete
What does is mean in case this field is grayed out - I do not have some admin rights?ReplyDelete
I got exactly what i am looking for .ReplyDelete
This is what i'm looking for. Thank you!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Now we need a way to turn it on by default...ReplyDelete