Export or import a saved query

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

To export or import a saved query

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To export a saved query, in the Saved Queries folder, or a subfolder of Saved Queries, right-click the query you want to export, and then click Export Query Definition. Name the file, and then click Open.

    • To import a saved query, right-click Saved Queries, or a subfolder of Saved Queries, and then click Import Query Definition. Browse to the saved query, click it, and then click Open.


  • 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.

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
Create a saved query
Working with MMC console files