Here’s a way to query AD quickly for a user’s phone number/department.
Create a shortcut with the command of %windir%system32rundll32.exe dsquery.dll,OpenQueryWindow (poached from http://it-help.bathspa.ac.uk/winnt/nt_ad_query.html)
Click View, Choose Columns. Under Columns Shown, have it say “Name, Telephone Number, Description”. Now you can click this icon, enter in a user’s name (any part) and get their phone number and department.
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