Querying and updating active directory using c
The constructor for the Directory Entry class allows you to specify a user ID and password, or you can set the user ID and password properties after you have created your instance of the object.Avoid storing the actual password/user ID in your code.
If you wish, you can also connect without specifying any path at all.Duncan Mackenzie Microsoft Developer Network November 1, 2002 Summary: Duncan Mackenzie describes how to use the System.Directory Services namespace to search for information in Microsoft Active Directory. NET Microsoft Windows® Microsoft Active Directory® Introduction Moving from ADSI to System.The syntax and path to use depends on your network environment.
For example, working with my internal network, I decided to use the Global Catalog syntax because it allows me to search across my entire enterprise network (the entire Active Directory forest).I would, however, suggest restricting your search using at least a filter and constraining the set of properties loaded, unless you really need all properties and all objects for your application. It doesn't matter whether you used paging or not; you still access the search results in the same way. In the sample, I retrieve the value of the cn property by accessing the first member of the property values array.Dim searcher As New Directory Searcher(root Entry) searcher. If the next page of results is not yet available, your enumeration will be blocked until the results are ready. This only works because I happen to know that the cn property contains only a single value.If you use a Directory Searcher object without any root object supplied, it will automatically use the current domain for its search.