Using Saved Queries

by Derek Melber
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

The resource has been there for quite some time, but it was added covertly with little fan fair. The tool that I am talking about exists within Windows Server 2003 Active Directory. The tool is named Saved Queries. The saved queries tool allows you to query important security related information about all three of the important objects that are stored within Active Directory: users, groups, and computers. The tool is very easy to use and is tucked neatly in the Active Directory Users and Computers console, which is the primary tool used to administer these objects. There is even an option to expand your query to all types of objects stored within Active Directory. These additional objects might include: shared folders, the domain itself, organizational units (OUs), printers, and trusts to other domains. If you are fairly adept at Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) query strings, you can customize your own LDAP query string to dig just about anything out of Active Director...