ADS_USER_FLAG Enumeration

The ADS_USER_FLAG_ENUM enumeration defines the flags used for setting user properties in the directory. These flags correspond to values of the userAccountControl attribute in Active Directory when using the LDAP provider, and the userFlags attribute when using the WinNT system provider.


typedef enum ADS_USER_FLAG {
  ADS_UF_SCRIPT                                  ,
  ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE                          ,
  ADS_UF_HOMEDIR_REQUIRED                        ,
  ADS_UF_LOCKOUT                                 ,
  ADS_UF_PASSWD_NOTREQD                          ,
  ADS_UF_PASSWD_CANT_CHANGE                      ,
  ADS_UF_TEMP_DUPLICATE_ACCOUNT                  ,
  ADS_UF_NORMAL_ACCOUNT                          ,
  ADS_UF_SERVER_TRUST_ACCOUNT                    ,
  ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD                      ,
  ADS_UF_MNS_LOGON_ACCOUNT                       ,
  ADS_UF_SMARTCARD_REQUIRED                      ,
  ADS_UF_TRUSTED_FOR_DELEGATION                  ,
  ADS_UF_NOT_DELEGATED                           ,
  ADS_UF_USE_DES_KEY_ONLY                        ,
  ADS_UF_DONT_REQUIRE_PREAUTH                    ,
  ADS_UF_PASSWORD_EXPIRED                        ,


ADS_UF_SCRIPT The logon script is executed. This flag does not work for the ADSI LDAP provider on either read or write operations. For the ADSI WinNT provider, this flag is read-only data, and it cannot be set for user objects.
ADS_UF_ACCOUNTDISABLE The user account is disabled.
ADS_UF_HOMEDIR_REQUIRED The home directory is required.
ADS_UF_LOCKOUT The account is currently locked out.
ADS_UF_PASSWD_NOTREQD No password is required.
ADS_UF_PASSWD_CANT_CHANGE The user cannot change the password. This flag can be read, but not set directly. For more information and a code example that shows how to prevent a user from changing the password, see User Cannot Change Password.
ADS_UF_ENCRYPTED_TEXT_PASSWORD_ALLOWED The user can send an encrypted password.
ADS_UF_TEMP_DUPLICATE_ACCOUNT This is an account for users whose primary account is in another domain. This account provides user access to this domain, but not to any domain that trusts this domain. Also known as a local user account.
ADS_UF_NORMAL_ACCOUNT This is a default account type that represents a typical user.
ADS_UF_INTERDOMAIN_TRUST_ACCOUNT This is a permit to trust account for a system domain that trusts other domains.
ADS_UF_WORKSTATION_TRUST_ACCOUNT This is a computer account for a Windows or Windows Server that is a member of this domain.
ADS_UF_SERVER_TRUST_ACCOUNT This is a computer account for a system backup domain controller that is a member of this domain.
ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD When set, the password will not expire on this account.
ADS_UF_MNS_LOGON_ACCOUNT This is an Majority Node Set (MNS) logon account. With MNS, you can configure a multi-node Windows cluster without using a common shared disk.
ADS_UF_SMARTCARD_REQUIRED When set, this flag will force the user to log on using a smart card.
ADS_UF_TRUSTED_FOR_DELEGATION When set, the service account (user or computer account), under which a service runs, is trusted for Kerberos delegation. Any such service can impersonate a client requesting the service. To enable a service for Kerberos delegation, set this flag on the userAccountControl property of the service account.
ADS_UF_NOT_DELEGATED When set, the security context of the user will not be delegated to a service even if the service account is set as trusted for Kerberos delegation.
ADS_UF_USE_DES_KEY_ONLY Restrict this principal to use only Data Encryption Standard (DES) encryption types for keys.
ADS_UF_DONT_REQUIRE_PREAUTH This account does not require Kerberos preauthentication for logon.
ADS_UF_PASSWORD_EXPIRED The user password has expired. This flag is created by the system using data from the password last set attribute and the domain policy. It is read-only and cannot be set. To manually set a user password as expired, use the NetUserSetInfo function with the USER_INFO_3 (usri3_password_expired member) or USER_INFO_4 (usri4_password_expired member) structure.
ADS_UF_TRUSTED_TO_AUTHENTICATE_FOR_DELEGATION The account is enabled for delegation. This is a security-sensitive setting; accounts with this option enabled should be strictly controlled. This setting enables a service running under the account to assume a client identity and authenticate as that user to other remote servers on the network.


For more information, see Managing Users.

For more information, and a code example that shows how to set the ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD value on a user userAccountControl attribute, see Password Never Expires.

Note  Because VBScript cannot read data from a type library, VBScript applications do not understand the symbolic constants as defined above. Use the numerical constants, instead, to set the appropriate flags in your VBScript applications. To use the symbolic constants as a good programming practice, create explicit declarations of such constants, as done here, in your VBScript applications.


Windows version Windows Vista Windows Server 2008
Header iads.h

See Also

ADSI Enumerations

Managing Users