Create a saved query

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To create a saved query

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Saved Queries or any of its subfolders in which you want to save a query.


    • Active Directory Users and Computers/Saved Queries
  3. Point to New, and then click Query.

  4. In Name, type a query name.

  5. In Description, type a query description.

  6. Click Browse to define the container from which to begin your search.

    To search all subcontainers of the selected container, select the Include subcontainers check box.

  7. Click Define Query to define your query.


  • Performing this task does not require you to have administrative credentials. Therefore, as a security best practice, consider performing this task as a user without administrative credentials.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • To organize your saved queries, you can create subfolders by right-clicking Saved Query, pointing to New, and then clicking Folder.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Using saved queries
Export or import a saved query
Working with MMC console files