Introducing Directory Search
You have invested in keeping your Active Directory up-to-date? Make that
information available to your users! Even in smaller businesses, users complain
that they can't find the right information about their co-workers. Who is in the
Sales department? What is William Adama's title? What is Kara Thrace's phone
number? Who is Brenda Johnson's manager?
Introducing Directory Search! The Web-based white pages for your Active
Directory Search is a Web-based application that is based on the search
interface in our Directory
Manager application. Search criteria for searching the Active Directory
including display name, user name, manager, department, title, e-mail address,
company, office, employee ID, phone number, and even the extension attributes.
Not all search criteria are displayed by default.
If enabled, the user can then export their search results to a spreadsheet or
they can click on the Edit My Info button and be re-directed to the Directory
Update application (purchased separately) so they can update their own Active
Directory information. If you choose to enable this feature, Directory Search
will allow you to export your search results to a spreadsheet. The administrator
specifies which fields can be exported.
By default, anonymous logon access is enabled for Directory Search, but the
installer can configure Directory Search to use forms-based authentication or
Integrated Windows Authentication. The installer can also configure which
fields are visible on the user information form and which columns/fields are
shown in the search listing.
Directory Search is ready for use. You can download the newest version (1.6) from our
Downloads page and
purchase it on your Purchasing
page. The price is US$199 for your entire Active Directory forest. If you are an
existing customer that is current on your software support agreement, you can
purchase Directory Search for US$99.
Would you like to see Directory Search in action? View our
Directory Search Online Demo and see it for yourself. What you will see is
the current beta version. We update this page every few days as we add new
features. Note that this demo uses the same Active Directory database as our
online Directory Manager and Directory Update demo. .
We Value Your Input
As with all of our other products, Directory Search is customer driven.
During the early development cycle, we took input from several customers that
wanted an application like this. Please let us know what you think an what you
would like to see in Directory Search. Send us an e-mail to support (at)
ithicos.com and let us know what you think.
Directory Search uses an Active Directory Global Catalog server for search
requests and information about users. This allows Directory Search to work in
any Active Directory forest. However, this means certain attributes (such as
Company or Title) may not appear in the selected user's information unless 1)
you have installed some version of Exchange server in your Active Directory
forest or 2) you flag individual attributes to be visible in the Global Catalog
(using the Schema Management console).
We are looking at a number of features that will be incorporated in the
either v1.0 of the product or future releases. Let us know if these sound good
- Organization chart viewing (view a person's manager and direct reports)
- Add individual to Outlook contacts