Filtering Users

You can use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in's Filter feature to find users according to their Properties information. For example, you can get a list of all users who live in a certain city or ZIP code, work in a certain division, or report to a certain manager. To create a filtered list, open the snap-in, choose View, Filter Options, and select Create custom filter. Click Customize, then click Field on the Custom Search tab, and choose the user fields you want to apply to your filter, as Figure A shows. The MMC window displays the filtered users; you can right-click the Users object in the MMC and choose Export List to save the filtered list as a tab-delimited or comma-delimited file.

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