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Active Directory search - finding location of objects

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This question seems so basic, but I can't seem to find the answer.  When searching for something in Windows Active Directory (a user account or group), the search results don't show you what container the object is in.  How do I see the "path" of the object I searched for?  For example, we have all sorts of organization units...or containers (like users in the California office, users in Asia, etc.)...When I search for a user, it just displays the result of the search, but I still cannot find t he container where the user or group resides in.
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Option 1:
In the "Find" window in ADUC type in the name of the object you are looking for and hit Find Now.  Once the results are displayed click on View in the Find window and select Choose Columns.  In the Columns Available: pane select Publised At and click Add >> then click OK.

You should now see the Published At column that will display where the object resides in the directory.


Option 2:
In ADUC click View and then select Advanced Features.  Now do your search for your AD object and once the results are returned open the objects properties and select the Object tab to see where the object resides.

Both only have to be done once per system and your settings will be saved.
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Ahhh...so simple.  Thanks!!
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