Searching Windows Active Directory
Posted on 2014-09-03
Over the past week or so, every time I try to search for a user in AD, it can't find the user unless I use last name only or login id. I am almost positive that I used to be more flexible with my search. For example, if I am trying to add a user to a distribution list, and I type the users first name of "john", I swear it used to show me all the people with the name "john" and I could pick the right one. Now, I have to use either the last name or the user id for it to resolve a user name or show me a list of possible choices. I could be completely wrong about this, but if we have three uses with the first name of "john" in our organization, why can't AD search for them with first name? Also, if I type in the full name, like "john smith", it can't resolve that either. Maybe I am just going crazy and it was always this way...but it seems like something has changed.