If you want to be able to search Active
Directory in Windows 7 this is quite easy.
First install the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 (currently with
Service Pace 1 (SP1)) at:-
The install will looks something like this:-
Once Installed you now need to add this feature.
Go to Control Panel - Programs
Under "Programs and Features" select "Turn Windows Features on or Off"
Scroll down and expand "Remote Server Administration Tools"
Expand "Role Administration Tools" and select all under "AD DS and AD LDS Tools"
Click OK and these will install.
Now under Start Button - All Programs - Administrative Tools you will have some new programs. The main one to use is "Active Directory Users and Computers".