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Shortcut to "Search.....For People"

Posted on 2004-09-20
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First of all i'd like to acknowledge that Experts Exchange is by far my favorite IT related website.  I'm proud to be a paying member.  I am looking for a shortcut to the following link:

Start, Search, For People in Windows XP Pro.  I'd like to push a desktop icon out to my machines as this address lookup would be preferred by our IT Department.

Thanks in advance,
Ellis
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Hello luboff =)

hmmmmmmm if im not mis-understanding, u are talking abt the Start>Search>Computers or People>People in ur Address Book feature..... right ??

if YES then do this,,,, goto Start>Run>type wab.exe  (hit enter)
now click Find People button on toolbar
isn't the same thing which u got when u used search feature ??
so..... :)
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by:luboff
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If you could get a shortcut right to the "Find People" button, that would be even better..... Thanks for answering so fast!
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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hmmmmmmmmm that is not Impossible.... but not easy !!
coz when we launch wab.exe, we are opening an application, i.e an exe file and we can easily create a shortcut to exe files
but when we are hitting Find People button, we are executing a command and not an application.... !!

and what u are asking,,,, is to create a shortcut to that command which executes Find People window from wab.exe... and that comes in Programming..... and in which im less than Null !! =\

so if someone knows tha command or the way which wab.exe is using to execute the Find People window.... he can easily tell us to how to create a shortcut to launch Find People window directly !!  =)
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by:tislocher
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You can use
rundll32 dsquery, OpenQueryWindow
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by:executivesupport
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rundll32 dsquery, OpenQueryWindow will get you to Find Users, Contacts and Groups which is helpful thank you --- but what we'd really like is shortcut straight to "Find People".  I'd really appreciate the solution if anyone knows?  

The result of:
Start, Search, Printers Computers or People, People in your address book (default start menu)
or
Start, Search, For People (classic start menu).

 thanks!
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by:executivesupport
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another web solution posted this:
PATH: C:\program files\outlook express\wabfind.dll
KEY: HKCU\software\microsoft\wab\wab4
CLSID: {32714800-2E5F-11d0-8B85-00AA0044F941}

Not sure how to make use of it though
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