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AD search: not found

zhshqzyc asked
Last Modified: 2012-02-15

I search a username in AD. The user does exist but I can't find it.
 string UserNameCreated = UserNameTextBox.Text;
            DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry("LDAP://cfs");
            entry.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.Secure;

            DirectorySearcher deSearch = new DirectorySearcher(entry);
            deSearch.Filter = "(&(objectClass=user)(cn=" + UserNameCreated + "))";

            SearchResultCollection results = deSearch.FindAll();

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It seems to be working, so you mean that CN is the legacy attribute?

CN is common Name. So the format is usually one of these formats not the users logon name "Firstname LastName" "LastName, FirstName"



May I retrieve the cn and samaccountname from the code and compare them?
I am new to AD.

I am not that familiar with .net but you should be able to within your code. You will just need to add cn and samaccountname to the properties you want to pull from the user objects and then compare.

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