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ADSI Active Directory - User Modification VB Errors - PutEx, GetInfoEx

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I sincerely need some help with this one... I've been banging my head on the wall for ages...
I'm trying to modify the telephone numbers of a bunch of users in Active Directory whose Usernames I know... It connects to the user no problem... I can then access properties like "Full Name" without a problem...
BUT
When I try to access "TelephoneNumber" I receive "The Active Directory property cannot be found in the cache". So I did some research and you need to call getInfoEx to populate the variables... which I am now doing, but still get the same error.

Anyway, that aside, as I dont necessarily need to access the variable just set it... so I tried just using Put and PutEx to set the number and I receive "Automation Error" when calling both Put and PutEx.

I would really, really appreciate some help.

Here's the code which References the Active DS Type Library - c:\winnt\system32\activeds.tlb:
'--------------------------------------
Const ADS_PROPERTY_CLEAR = 1
Const ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE = 2
Const ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND = 3
Const ADS_PROPERTY_DELETE = 4

Dim dso As IADsOpenDSObject
Dim container As IADsContainer
Dim tmpUser As IADsUser
Set dso = GetObject("WinNT:")
Set tmpUser = dso.OpenDSObject("WinNT://AD/jamesb", "Administrator", "password", 1)

tmpUser.GetInfoEx Array("telephonenumber"), 0
MsgBox tmpUser.Get("telephonenumber")
tmpUser.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE, "telephoneNumber", "0123456789"
tmpUser.SetInfo
'--------------------------------------

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cheers mladenovicz, but this is what I have been going from!
According to the articles on that site my code should work.

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I am not quite sure, but maybe property name is case sensitive

tmpUser.GetInfoEx Array("telephonenumber"), 0

tmpUser.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE, "telephoneNumber", "0123456789"

so try to change this to

tmpUser.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE, "telephonenumber", "0123456789"
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unfortunately not... just tried it.
sorry
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Try

tmpUser.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_UPDATE, "telephoneNumber", Array("0123456789")
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or maybe, you should append that property to the collection:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/adsi/adsi/iads_putex.asp
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afraid not... the array change didnt work...
and the value I am updating is a single value... you only append when its a multivalue field I think.
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