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How do connect Active Directory to SharePoint workflows?

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I am trying to set up a workflow in a document library, using SharePoint 2010, so that when a employee uploads a document it will alert their manager.  So basically, I am trying to get the workflow to read active directory and have it look up the employees manager.  I have both SharePoint Designer 2010 and Visio 2010 installed.  Any thoughts?
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Not sure about Visio but in SP Designer there is an option to lookup someone's manager

Lookup Manager
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So this would work for the following situation?  An employee uploads/modifies a document in a library, an email will get sent to their manager.  I know you you can specify an employee in the workflow, but I am trying not specify the employee.    It's an alert almost but it is only sent to the manager of the employee who modifies the library.
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Also, have a look at these images,

This to lookup the manager and assign to a variable called Manager: lookup the manager and assign to a variable called Manager
This shows how to use the variable to send the email to the manager: This to email the manager
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Thanks for the help.
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