Q. How can I quickly search for shared folders that are published in Active Directory (AD)?

A. To quickly search AD for published shared folders, you can run the command

rundll32 dsquery,OpenQueryWindow

Executing this command opens the Find dialog box, which provides in the drop-down lists the option to find Shared Folders and where to search. The Figure shows search results displayed in the Find dialog box. In pre-Windows XP versions, you could access this dialog box fairly easily via Explorer or My Network places. However, accessing the Find dialog box is a little more complicated in XP, so you might want to create a shortcut to the previous Rundll32 command.

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