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I've trying to follow a guide I've found on a blog on the internet to create a VB web service project to create a application that allows my Windows Deployment Service to query my active directory for computer names to give me naming like RIS.

http://www.beakersoft.co.uk/2010/03/11/incremental-machine-naming-in-mdt/

The code is attached. It says to "fire up a new web service project, and add this function to it". I've added the code into a txt file, saved it with a .asmx extension and tried to run it but get the following error

Server Error in '/MDT_Names' Application.
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Parser Error
Description: An error occurred during the parsing of a resource required to service this request. Please review the following specific parse error details and modify your source file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: The page must have a <%@ webservice class="MyNamespace.MyClass" ... %> directive.

Source Error:


Line 1:  <WebMethod(Description:="Returns a new Computer Name to use." & _
Line 2:  " Inputs dns domain, a prefix and OU")> _
Line 3:  Public Function GetNewName(ByVal DnsDomain As String, _
 

Source File: /mdt_names/WDSNameExtras.asmx    Line: 1


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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.3615; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.3614


I have Visual Studio express 2010. Does this code need to be compiled? Im only used to classic asp.

I have some other .asmx files that query my active directory which i have downloaded, and they work fine so i think my IIS is setup correctly.  However these asmx files also have some dll's with them.

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
<WebMethod(Description:="Returns a new Computer Name to use." & _
" Inputs dns domain, a prefix and OU")> _
Public Function GetNewName(ByVal DnsDomain As String, _
ByVal NamePrefix As String) As String

'build the search, based on the passed domain, then the name prefix
Dim adRoot As New DirectoryEntry("LDAP://" & DnsDomain)
Dim dirSearch As New DirectorySearcher(adRoot, "(name=" & NamePrefix & "*)")
Dim existingNames As New Dictionary(Of String, Guid)()

'loop through the results
For Each result As SearchResult In dirSearch.FindAll()

'get the name, and create a guid holder
Dim strCurrName As String = result.Properties("name")(0).ToString.ToUpper
Dim netbootGuid As New Guid

'if we have a guid use that with this name
If result.Properties("netbootGuid").Count > 0 Then
netbootGuid = New Guid(DirectCast(result.Properties("netbootGuid")(0), Byte()))
End If

'add details to the dictonary, if they are not already there
If Not existingNames.ContainsKey(strCurrName) Then
existingNames.Add(strCurrName, netbootGuid)
End If

Next

'now try and get the next name in sequence
Dim strNextName As String = Nothing

'loop through all the avalabe machine numbers up to max of 999
For i As Int32 = 1 To 999

Dim strNameTest As String = NamePrefix & i.ToString("000")

'is this name in the list, if not we have our name
If Not existingNames.ContainsKey(strNameTest) Then
strNextName = strNameTest
Exit For
End If
Next

'return our new name
Return strNextName

End Function

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The code file needs to begin with this line
<%@ WebService Language ="Vb" Class="Calculator" %>

Check this tutorial.

http://www.vbdotnetheaven.com/UploadFile/mmehta/SimpleWebService04262005065102AM/SimpleWebService.aspx
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