C# LDAP Bind how to bypass Server Record and use A record Directly

Question:  I am setting up a WSDL hitting a load balancer for our 2003 AD.  I am curious if there is a way to force the LDAP bind using either SPSP or SDP to not look for the DNS Server record but instead only use the A record.  2.0 NET is being used.  

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Chris DentPowerShell DeveloperCommented:
Specify a server when you construct your searcher / perform a bind. That is, this uses discovery (serverless binding) and will use service records:


These will not:


That applies to both System.DirectoryServices and System.DirectoryServices.Protocols for LDAP operations and is the only way to go if your service is not part of the domain (cannot discover). It should perhaps be noted that serverless binding is usually better as it is both (AD) site-aware and relatively fault tolerant, but that doesn't mean you must use it.

Is that what you mean?


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BIvsAIAuthor Commented:
It is .. I am actually using variable to pass in a FQDN of a server which has an DNS A  record but not a server record.   But for some reason it is still sending out queries when I do a wireshark looking for a server record instead of just using the A record in DNS.

Any suggestions.
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