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May 9, 2006

I'm a developer for a College we have an active directory.I need to query Active Directory with the Pc name and return it's path in the Active Directory tree. 

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I am trying to find a quick, step by step tutorial on on to implement a tree view for my intranet that will show all the computer accounts in my domain.  (this is obliviously only step number one, because once i can see them, I want to be able to query information from them.but one thing at a time right?)

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Something weried happening when i try and return 4 AD properties to a listview box, here is my code:
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<WebMethod()> _
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Feb 28, 2012

I am new bie in Scripting world.I wrote a script in vb 2008 to query active directory information.Even though the script task executes successfully when i tried toretrieve records from the object variable using for loop container in ssis it gives an error the object variable doesnt have valid data n it.i  suspect that i am facing errors in assigning the result set to the package variable declared as object.Please could someonehelp by having  a look whether the data will be assigned correctly according to my script.i am trrying to pass the information queried from ad to package variable gvresults described as object.


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I managed to do ASP.NET authentication work wih AD. Now, I want to query an OU in AD and display the result either ListView or GridView in ASP.NET page.[code]In the organizational unit (OU) UsersStudents there are following columns:First Name, Last Name, Pre-Windows 2000 Logon Name, Name , Type. I want to query column First Name, Last Name, Pre-Windows 2000 Logon Name in OU UsersStudents and bind the
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May 15, 2012

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If I don't use Directory Services, then I can leave the application as Partial Trust and validate my user's credentials without having to install a certificate on each user's machine.

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I having a program built in VB.Net and would like to take in the users windows name and then compatre that with a security group in AD, if they are in a certain group then redirect them to the next page otherwise block them.I have tried many ways using many different snippets of code from different forums, but cannot find a code piece of code that works?

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Jun 17, 2008

I'm having a weird problem with active directory and the display name attribute. I can create an AD account with no problems, the account shows up, I can log on as the account, everything appears to be working as intended. The problem is, our company requires that the display name be in the form of "Lastname, Firstname". Thats all fine and dandy when you create an AD account use the MMC snap-in, you type in the users name as "Lastname, Firstname" in the display name field and when the account is created, the display name shows as "Lastname, Firstname" as you would expect.

The problem I am having is this, whenever I create an AD account programmatically, I can't for the life of me get the display name to show up as "Lastname, Firstname". The displayname property is set as such, checking the AD account using the MMC snap-in shows the display name is set correctly, but when looking at the list of user accounts, the account is always displayed as the users username. The account name I am using is "Test User", see pic below.

if you try to rename the account, the field it tells you it is editing is called Full Name? I can't find a property in AD even called Full Name so I am completely confused, here is a picture of me trying to rename the programmatically created account, as you can see, the display name field is set correctly even though it doesn't display that way. And of course, after renaming the account as seen below, the display name shows up correctly as "Lastname, Firstname"Here is the code I use to create the account, just for reference.

Public Sub CreateActiveDirectoryAccount(ByVal sUserName As String, ByVal sFirstName As String, _
ByVal sLastName As String, ByVal sUserPrincipalName As String, ByVal sPassword As String, _
ByVal sHomeDrive As String, ByVal sHomeDirLocation As String, _


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May 24, 2009

i would like to be able to login on a webpage using a valid active directory username and password.user name and password are entered in textboxes. if they are correct then i would like to redirect to another can this be a second task after some code is performed, log in as an administrator using code and unlock the account.i have heard that this is called impersonation. how can i perform the above?i'm using visual web developer 2008 and

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Im trying to connect to AD and carry out some basic tasks for a .Net application written in VB .Net. I would like to create the application so when it loads, it automatically binds to the default AD domain that the user is logged onto. This has led me to writing the code

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i am trying to get a list of all users in the active directory on a domain. The following code is being used but doesnt seem to work:

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'To retrieve list of all LDAP users
'This function returns HashTable


Then i get the "find people" box pop up. So i know i have the correct LDAP but not sure why the other information is preventing it from working..

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Aug 19, 2011

I am having some issues with the following script for adding an object to AD - The object being a user and then modifying the properties on it.

Line 350:
Line 351: Dim adUsers As DirectoryEntries = dirEntry.Children
Line 352: Dim newUser As DirectoryEntry = adUsers.Add("CN=" & sUserName, "user")
Line 353:
Line 354: newUser.Properties("givenname").Add(sFirstName)

An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details:
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000)
End of Error

Partial class Add
Me.CreateAdAccount(uname.Text, pword.Text, fname.Text, sname.Text, Nothing)
Public Sub CreateAdAccount(ByVal sUserName As String, _
ByVal sPassword As String, _
ByVal sFirstName As String, ByVal sLastName As String, _
[Code] .....

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Mar 10, 2011

I am trying to create a new user and set their password in AD LDS using vb. I'm binding to an instance of a directory entry, which is working fine. And I can add a user without a problem. The problem is that I can't seem to set the password when I add the user. Is this the right way to set the password?

Dim objADAM As DirectoryEntry = BindToInstance()
Dim objUser As DirectoryEntry = objADAM.Children.Add("CN=Jimmy", "User")
objUser.Properties("sn").Value = "lloyd"
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objUser.Properties("userpassword").Value = "THEPASSWORD"

This is the error that I get :
System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesCOMException (0x80072020): An operations error occurred. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80072020) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.CommitChanges

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I have a list of computers from the AD which also have IP addresses in one of the fields.  The IP address does not seem to be accurate.  It looks like the AD updates are not as frequent as the DHCP server.


Is there anyway to get the IP address from VB soon after I retrieve the record from AD?  Querying the DNS/DHCP server via code?

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Aug 16, 2011

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Oct 21, 2011

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1) Write domain, user and password in the windows mobile login form.

2) send this info using http webservice to the wcf server, where the server check for this device, which is the preferred login source. If it is ad, it will load the ADauthenticator class, peform a LDAP query against the ad selected, and simply return true or false if user passed or not, then the webservice return tru/false to the device.

3) If the return answer is true, the device will store an encrypted registry key on the device indicating to the device client that the user is logged on.

4) If the user select logout, or if the device is restarted, or loses power, the registry key is cleared on this a good enough solution? The devices are NOT considered to be members of the actual domain. And this solution should handle a solution with a database source for logins.

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I am coding in .NET 2.0 as I am unsure if the server it will live on will have 3.5 installed.

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I am writing an application where active directory validation is required before accessing the main form. There are 2 forms. Form 2 is the login form and form 1 is the main form. The main form would have a simple look, with about 10 checkboxes.I have managed to get the authentication working great but what now need to do is validate groups. Say if "user A" is in "groups A,B and C" and "user B" is in "groups B and C" i would like for them to use my login form, once they log in, the groups that they are members of would appear in a listbox on either form, (whichever is easiest) and is hidden from the user ... if they are in group A, then the main form would show only the first 3 checkboxes, if they are in group B, then it would show the 4th and 5th checkboxes, if in both groups then show the first 5 checkboxes etc.It is a simple idea, but is complicated to explain.As i said, the login form is working with the active directory... here is the code for the login form:[code]Form1 in the code is my main form, and wish for it to change according to which groups the user is in.

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[Code] .....

The DataGridView has columns defined for all the items like "cn", "DN", "description", "info" etc. From the above code, I can only see the "cn" getting listed. I did try to add using the following lines in the "For" loop but cannot access anything.

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