A. To quickly search AD for published shared folders, you can run the command

rundll32 dsquery,OpenQueryWindow

Executing this command opens the Find dialog box, which provides in the drop-down lists the option to find Shared Folders and where to search. The Figure shows search results displayed in the Find dialog box. In pre-Windows XP versions, you could access this dialog box fairly easily via Explorer or My Network places. However, accessing the Find dialog box is a little more complicated in XP, so you might want to create a shortcut to the previous Rundll32 command.