NetDfsGetSecurity function

Retrieves the security descriptor for the root object of the specified DFS namespace.

Syntax

NET_API_STATUS NET_API_FUNCTION NetDfsGetSecurity(
  LPWSTR               DfsEntryPath,
  SECURITY_INFORMATION SecurityInformation,
  PSECURITY_DESCRIPTOR *ppSecurityDescriptor,
  LPDWORD              lpcbSecurityDescriptor
);

Parameters

DfsEntryPath

Pointer to a string that specifies the Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of a DFS namespace root.

The string can be in one of two forms. The first form is as follows:

\ServerName<i>DfsName

where ServerName is the name of the root target server that hosts the stand-alone DFS namespace and Dfsname is the name of the DFS namespace.

The second form is as follows:

\DomainName<i>DomDfsName

where DomainName is the name of the domain that hosts the domain-based DFS namespace and DomDfsName is the name of the DFS namespace.

SecurityInformation

SECURITY_INFORMATION structure that contains bit flags that indicate the type of security information to retrieve from the root object.

ppSecurityDescriptor

Pointer to a list of SECURITY_DESCRIPTOR structures that contain the security items requested in the SecurityInformation parameter.

Note  This buffer must be freed by calling the NetApiBufferFree function.
 

lpcbSecurityDescriptor

The size of the buffer that ppSecurityDescriptor points to, in bytes.

Return Value

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

If the function fails, the return value is a system error code. For a list of error codes, see System Error Codes.

Remarks

For domain-based DFS namespaces, the security descriptor is retrieved from the "CN=DomDfsName,CN=DFS-Configuration,CN=System,DC=domain" object in Active Directory from the primary domain controller (PDC) of the domain that hosts the DFS namespace, where DomDfsName is the name of the domain-based DFS namespace and <domain> is the distinguished name of the Active Directory domain that hosts the namespace.

For stand-alone roots, the security descriptor is retrieved from the object specified by the HKLM<b>Software<b>Microsoft<b>Dfs<b>Standalone<b><root-name> registry entry.

Requirements

   
Windows version Windows Vista Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header lmdfs.h (include LmDfs.h, Lm.h)
Library Netapi32.lib
DLL Netapi32.dll

See Also

Distributed File System (DFS) Functions

NetDfsSetSecurity

Network Management Functions

Network Management Overview