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What is dsquery.dll?

Part of Directory Service Find by Microsoft

What is it?

The Directory Service Find Utility component provides user interface (UI) extensions to expose DSQuery through Windows Explorer. This component includes the UI extensions to expose DSQuery through the Windows Explorer application.
Description of dsquery.dll from Microsoft
Active Directory services include Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS), Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS), and Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS).
(dsquery.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is dsquery.dll loaded?

Search handler - dsquery.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of ShellFindInDirectory. The Shell supports several search utilities that allow users to locate namespace objects such as files or printers. You can create a custom search engine and make it available to users by implementing and registering a search handler.
Approved shell extension - dsquery.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {8A23E65E-31C2-11d0-891C-00A024AB2DBB} with and identifier of Directory Query UI. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the dsquery.dll file.Of the 0.6% of dsquery.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\dsquery.dll

Are there other versions of Directory Service Find?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro N (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: dsquery.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Directory Service Find
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 385.5 KB
Original file name: dsquery.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Search handler details

Name: ShellFindInDirectory

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {F020E586-5264-11d1-A532-0000F8757D7E}
Command: Directory Start/Search Find

Image hashes

MD5: 2a596816d43f53b7dbc29dcdd737a5ed
SHA-1: 199764debbe4aea6de10ae9737746e80f40aec5e
SHA-256: be4a63209af4b559b9c0a7051c1dc7b9dcb5b4cb28bc85cb10dee0ee1d54558c

PE image details

File entropy: 4.87664
File packed: No
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