Sunday, March 22, 2015

Using ADExplorer to examine LDAP attributes/properties for Active Directory

If you have had to work with querying your Active Directory repository using .NET/C# or even SharePoint, you may have come across my earlier article which demonstrates how to connect to Active Directory using LDAP Browser:

However, I just came across a slightly easier tool provided directly by Microsoft in the SysInternals suite called ADExplorer:

It provides an easier way to connect directly to Microsoft Active Directory than LDAP Browser and provides much of the same information provided by LDAP Browser!

The login dialog is much simpler than the connection wizard provided by LDAP Browser:

Once you log in, you get all of the nice LDAP query attributes that you can use to plug into your C#/.NET Application!!

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