Looking for an AD account that is associated with an email address?

From time to time I find myself looking for an account that is associated with a specific email address. If the email address in question is an alias, a simple search in Exchange won’t turn up any results. Running a query in Active Directory Users and Computers can locate the information easily.

To run this query, take the following steps:

  1. Open the Active Directory Users and Computers mmc.
  2. Right-click on the domain and select the “Find” option.
  3. Select the “Custom Search” option from the “Find:” drop down menu.
  4. Click on the “Advanced” tab.
  5. In the field under “Enter LDAP query:” type the following: “(proxyAddresses=smtp:example@example.com)”.
  6. Hit the “Find Now” button and prepare for win.
I really have to find better examples to support my instructions.

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