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Searching for items in the Administration Center


Applies to: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Topic Last Modified: 2012-03-15

To quickly find specific items in the Forefront Online Protection for Exchange (FOPE) Administration Center, you can use the Quick Search button (available on all pages), or you can access specific pages and use the Search box. When using the Search box option, enhanced search using wildcard characters is available for specific pages.

You can quickly find companies, domains, users, or policy rules without having to navigate through the FOPE Administration Center by using the Quick Search feature.

To use the Quick Search feature
  1. In the upper right area of the FOPE Administration Center, click Quick Search.

  2. In the Quick Search dialog box, select the type of item you want to search for.

  3. Enter the name of the item in the corresponding search box, and then click Search.

    The search will direct you to the appropriate page within the Administration Center.

Enhanced search functionality is available for company, domain, and user searches in the following areas of the FOPE Administration Center:

  • The Domains and Users sub-tabs under the Administration tab.

  • The Companies sub-tab under the Advanced tab (which is available to administrators with permissions to manage multiple companies).

You can use the asterisk (*) wildcard character to narrow your search results as follows: *text (displays trailing text specified), text* (displays leading text specified), and *text*(displays embedded text specified). For example, when searching for domains, *Contoso* will find all domains that contain the word Contoso. A search for Contoso* will find all domains that begin with the word Contoso.

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