ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.DeleteUser(String, Boolean) ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.DeleteUser(String, Boolean) ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.DeleteUser(String, Boolean) ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider.DeleteUser(String, Boolean) Method

Definition

Removes a user's membership information from the Active Directory data store.

public:
 override bool DeleteUser(System::String ^ username, bool deleteAllRelatedData);
public override bool DeleteUser (string username, bool deleteAllRelatedData);
override this.DeleteUser : string * bool -> bool
Public Overrides Function DeleteUser (username As String, deleteAllRelatedData As Boolean) As Boolean

Parameters

username
String String String String

The name of the user to delete.

deleteAllRelatedData
Boolean Boolean Boolean Boolean

This parameter is ignored by the DeleteUser(String, Boolean) method.

Returns

true if the user was deleted; otherwise, false if the user was not found in the data store.

Exceptions

username is empty, or exceeds the maximum length for the user name (usually 256 characters).

-or-

username contains commas.

-or-

The user name is mapped to the userPrincipalName attribute and the userName parameter contains backslashes.

An error occurred while attempting to delete the user.

Remarks

The DeleteUser method immediately removes the user identified by the username parameter. Since the Active Directory data store does not store user information in separate areas of the directory, the deleteAllRelatedData parameter is ignored, although it must be set to either true or false when calling the DeleteUser method.

The ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class finds the user instance to delete by performing a single-level search for the user name in the users container determined by the connection string. See the ActiveDirectoryMembershipProvider class topic for more information about connection strings.

username must be 64 characters or less.

Important

You cannot delete users unless the credentials used to connect to the Active Directory server have either Domain Administrator rights (not recommended) or the "delete child instances" access right.

Applies to

See also