Problem Enabling Account

I just finished rewiriting an app in C# (was in VB.NET), but it doesn't work the same. When I ran the VB code below, I would end up with an account that was enabled. However, when I run the C# code below, I still get the user, but it is disabled.

Please advise.

Dim userACFlags As Object = newUser.Properties("userAccountControl").Value
newUser.Properties("userAccountControl").Value = userACFlags Or &H200 Or &H10000 Xor &H2

int userACFlags = (int) newUser.Properties["userAccountControl"].Value; //returns 546
newUser.Properties["userAccountControl"].Value = userACFlags | 0x200 | 0x10000 ^ 0x2;
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Jim, the constant enumeration is invalid and the bitwise operation is not correct. Please refer to the following documentation.


If userAccountControl attribute of a user object is equal to 546, that means it was not completely created.

Or literally means, the user object is practically useless because it doesn't have a password and disabled.
At the very least, you need to do these two steps after the user is created.

1. Set a password and commit changes.
newUser.Invoke( "SetPassword", new object[] { "P@ssw0rd" } );

2. Set to enable then commit change one last time.
const int ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE = 0x2;
int val = (int) newUser.Properties["userAccountControl"].Value;
newUser.Properties["userAccountControl"].Value = val & ~ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE;


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jawhitmoyerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Henry. As always you know your stuff!
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