Using Active Directory
If you are using Windows XP Professional on a domain network that uses Active Directory, additional network searching functions are available to you. In this section, we'll discuss how to search Active Directory for people, printers, computers, and more.
Searching for People
The basic Windows search tool lets you locate people by name or by email address. It can look in your personal address book (the one used by Outlook email), in various Internet directories, and in the Active Directory.
To search, click Start, Search, Computers or People, People In Your Address Book. The Find People dialog box will appear, as shown in Figure 18.26.