Connect to Active Directory (Power Query)

Important   This article applies to Power Query, a data analysis feature available for Excel that lets you discover, combine and refine data. You may need to enable Power Query in Excel. You can also download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it. Power Query technology is also built into the Power BI Desktop, which is a stand-alone report authoring and data transformation tool for Power BI.

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From Other Sources > From Active Directory.

  2. In the Access an Active Directory Domain dialog box, click Windows authentication or Basic authentication. For Basic authentication, enter your Username and Password.

  3. Click Save.

After the connection succeeds, you can use the Navigator pane to browse all the domains available within your Active Directory, and drill down into Active Directory information including Users, Accounts, and Computers.

Power Query Data Sources

Applies To: Excel 2010, Excel 2013

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