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Adding new Windows User Account using Active Directory

By Tiberiu Ionescu on May 21, 2005
This article uses Active Directory to add new user account. The Active Directory will be accessed using windows native protocol (not LDAP).
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I used Active Directory to add new user account. The Active Directory will be accessed using windows native protocol (not LDAP).

The code is like following:

//active directory connection string
strConn = AUTHENTICATION_STRING + Environment.MachineName + "," + KEY_COMPUTER;
//active directory entry point for above connection string
objAD = new DirectoryEntry(strConn);

where strConn is connection string for native (NT) protocol and objAD is Active Directory entry point.

We will add new user using "Invoke" method which access special windows API functions:

objNewUser = objAD.Children.Add(USER_NAME, "user");
objNewUser.Invoke("SetPassword",
new object[] {USER_PWD});
objNewUser.Invoke("Put",
new object
[] {"Description", USER_DESCR});
objNewUser.CommitChanges();

After adding new user in Active Directory we can put this user in a properly group:

//finding group
objGrp = objAD.Children.Find(USER_GROUP, "group");
//adding new user to group
if
(objGrp.Name != "")
{
objGrp.Invoke("Add",
new object
[] {objNewUser.Path.ToString()});
}
//endif

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