Crystal Reports 2008 - Report off of Active Directory

Hello,
I have found a few articles on how to do this, but they don't seem to follow my wizard.
Can someone provide a tutorial on how to create a Crystal Reports 2008 report against active directory?
I have been able to do the following so far:
1) Create new OLE DB (ADO) connection
2) From Provider, choose OLE DB Provider for Microsoft Directory Services.
3) The fields I have are Data Source, User ID, and Password.
   - I do not have a field for "LOCATION" that is referenced in documentation I have found on here.
4) I enter my server.domain.com:389 for active directory, a valid username and password.
5) It seems to create the connection, and wants me to ADD COMMAND. I haven't been able to find a command that actually works online. Does anyone have one? I.e.: Employee and Supervisor names.
Thank you,
Lin

backing up a step or two, make sure that the username you are using has a domain alias infront of it, something like "mydomain\myusername" should be the correct format. even if you don't get an error when you create the connection it may be incorrect. when entering in a command is the only time it actually tries to authenticate against the AD server. If you make a mistake when entering in the original connection (anytime before the add command part) remember that you will need to exit out of Crystal Reports and come back in. the connection can not be remade or edited once entered.
Now, as for what to put into the query, you will probably need to talk with your windows AD administrators. the one I used for my organization was something like this (replace the stuff between the <> marks with your data):
SELECT samaccountname, sn, givenname, mail FROM 'LDAP://OU=<yourOU>,DC=<yourdomain1>,DC=<yourdomain2>'
remember you can not use * to get data, it seems to take what ever properties you directly name. if you need names of properties or items to call, I'd recommend a quick google search on LDAP SQL queries.
I hope this helps

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