Exploring Active Directory with Free Software

In an Active Directory environments, you have (Windows) computers joined to a domain that does a lot a magic to allow you to use services without really thinking of it. You have Network Browsing, Exchange auto discovery…

I’m going to use general I.T. tools to explore the Active Directory and guess what we can connect to with our non-Microsoft system.
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Search Active Directory from the desktop

That day, at work, I had to check if an application has been implemented as it should have been.
The application was supposed to use Active Directory groups to filter users access to some data.

I’m no admin on my desktop ; but I had to find a “standard” way to query the corporate Active Directory.
Here’s the trick.

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