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is there any pas files that define the ADSI interfaces/objects/functions that I can use with Delphi to access Active Directory.
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hi,
can you import the typelib activeds.tlb to get some functions.

there is an article on "Searching in ADSI from Delphi" in The
Delphi Magazine, Issue No. 62 - Oct 2000. with component TADSISearch to do exactly that. Comes with sample code.

You can download the code from the Delphi magazine's web site:
http://tdmwebx.com/dmdisks/dmag62.zip

and you can order the back issue from their web site:

http://www.thedelphimagazine.com/conts/conts62.php
and article using adsi in back issue 76:
http://www.thedelphimagazine.com/conts/conts76.php



also i saved below form a paq that may be useful for you:

>>>>>>start paste:

These are not perfect, but do a fair bit of useful stuff
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interface

function ADsGetObject(lpszPathName: PWideChar; const riid: TIID;   out obj): HResult; stdcall;
function hhGetObject(Id:PWideChar):variant;
function hhGetTopServerId(const w3svc:variant):integer;
function hhMakeWebServer(const w3svc:variant;
                         const IPAddress:string='';
                         const IPPort:integer=80;
                         const Description:string='New Web Site'):variant;
function hhMakeVirtualDirectory(const webserver:variant;
                                const Path:string; //**
                                const HomeDirectory:string; //**
                                const DefaultDocument:string='default.htm'; //**
                                const EnableDefaultDocument:boolean=TRUE;
                                const ReadPermission:boolean=FALSE;
                                const WritePermission:boolean=FALSE;
                                const DirectoryBRowsing:boolean=FALSE;
                                const ExecutePermission:boolean=FALSE):variant;

implementation

function ADsGetObject;  external 'activeds.dll';
function hhGetObject(Id:PWideChar):variant;
begin
  if ADsGetObject(Id, IDispatch, TVarData(result).VDispatch) = S_OK then
    TVarData(result).vType := varDispatch
  else
    Result:= Unassigned;
end;

function hhGetTopServerId(const w3svc:variant):integer;
var
  I:integer;
  ws:variant;
begin
  if not varisempty(w3svc) then
  begin
    Result:=-1;
    i:=0;
    repeat
      try
        inc(i);
        ws:=w3svc.GetObject('IIsWebServer', i);
      except on e:exception do
        Result:=i-1;
      end;
    until Result<>-1;
  end
  else
    Result:=-1;
end;

function hhMakeWebServer(const w3svc:variant;
                         const IPAddress:string='';
                         const IPPort:integer=80;
                         const Description:string='New Web Site'):variant;
var
  NewId:integer;
begin
  if not VarIsEmpty(w3svc) then
  begin
    NewId:=hhGetTopServerId(w3svc)+1;
    result:=w3svc.Create('IIsWebServer',NewId);
    result.ServerComment:=Description;
    result.ServerBindings:=VarArrayOf([IPADdress+':'+inttostr(IPPort)+':']);
    result.Keytype:='IIsWebServer';
    result.setinfo;
  end
  else
    result := Unassigned;
end;

function hhMakeVirtualDirectory(const webserver:variant;
                                const Path:string; //**
                                const HomeDirectory:string; //**
                                const DefaultDocument:string='default.htm'; //**
                                const EnableDefaultDocument:boolean=TRUE;
                                const ReadPermission:boolean=FALSE;
                                const WritePermission:boolean=FALSE;
                                const DirectoryBRowsing:boolean=FALSE;
                                const ExecutePermission:boolean=FALSE):variant;
begin
  if not VarIsEmpty(WebServer) then
  begin
    Result:=WebServer.Create('IIsWebVirtualDir',Path);
    Result.Path := HomeDirectory;
    Result.DefaultDoc := DefaultDocument;
    Result.EnableDefaultDoc := EnableDefaultDocument;
    Result.EnableDirBrowsing := DirectoryBrowsing;
    Result.AccessExecute := ExecutePermission;
    Result.AccessRead := ReadPermission;
    Result.AccessWrite := WritePermission;
    Result.AccessSource := FALSE;
    Result.SetInfo;
  end
  else
    Result:=UnAssigned;
end;



-- EXAMPLE CALLS --
var
  w3svc,WebServer,RootDir,ScriptDir:variant;
begin
  w3svc:=hhGetObject('IIS://LocalHost/W3SVC');
  if not VarIsEmpty(w3svc) then
  begin
    WebServer:=hhMakeWebServer(w3svc,'192.168.10.1',80,'Web Web Site');
    RootDir:=hhMakeVirtualDirectory(WebServer,'ROOT','C:\INETPUB\WWW','index.html',TRUE,TRUE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE);
    ScriptDir:=hhMakeVirtualDirectory(RootDir,'Scripts','C:\INETPUB\IMAGES','',FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,FALSE,TRUE);
    WebServer.Start;
  end
  else
    ShowMEssage('Failed');
end;



-- USEFUL URL --

MSDN Documentation on IIS ADSI ..
http://msdn.microsoft.com/isapi/msdnlib.idc?theURL=/library/psdk/iisref/adsi57hv.htm


with thanks to crazner
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by:mem100
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thanks I also found the following to be used if you're interested

http://www.agnisoft.com/adsi/adsicode.zip
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