IDirectoryObject::CreateDSObject method (iads.h)

The IDirectoryObject::CreateDSObject method creates a child of the current directory service object.

Syntax

HRESULT CreateDSObject(
  [in]  LPWSTR         pszRDNName,
  [in]  PADS_ATTR_INFO pAttributeEntries,
  [in]  DWORD          dwNumAttributes,
  [out] IDispatch      **ppObject
);

Parameters

[in] pszRDNName

Provides the relative distinguished name (relative path) of the object to be created.

[in] pAttributeEntries

An array of ADS_ATTR_INFO structures that contain attribute definitions to be set when the object is created.

[in] dwNumAttributes

Provides a number of attributes set when the object is created.

[out] ppObject

Provides a pointer to the IDispatch interface on the created object.

Return value

This method returns the standard return values, including S_OK for a successful operation. For more information and other return values, see ADSI Error Codes.

Remarks

Specify all attributes to be initialized on creation in the pAttributeEntries array. You may also specify optional attributes. When creating a directory object with this method, attributes with any of the string data types cannot be empty or zero-length.

Examples

The following C/C++ code example shows how to create a user object using the IDirectoryObject::CreateDSObject method.

HRESULT    hr;
IDirectoryObject *pDirObject=NULL;
ADSVALUE   sAMValue;
ADSVALUE   uPNValue;
ADSVALUE   classValue;
LPDISPATCH pDisp;
 
ADS_ATTR_INFO  attrInfo[] = 
{  
   { L"objectClass", ADS_ATTR_UPDATE, 
                       ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING, &classValue, 1 },
   {L"sAMAccountName", ADS_ATTR_UPDATE, 
                       ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING, &sAMValue, 1},
   {L"userPrincipalName", ADS_ATTR_UPDATE, 
                      ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING, &uPNValue, 1},
};
DWORD dwAttrs = sizeof(attrInfo)/sizeof(ADS_ATTR_INFO); 
 
classValue.dwType = ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING;
classValue.CaseIgnoreString = L"user";
 
sAMValue.dwType=ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING;
sAMValue.CaseIgnoreString = L"jeffsmith";
 
uPNValue.dwType=ADSTYPE_CASE_IGNORE_STRING;
uPNValue.CaseIgnoreString = L"jeffsmith@Fabrikam.com";
 
hr = ADsGetObject(L"LDAP://OU=Sales,DC=Fabrikam,DC=com",
          IID_IDirectoryObject, (void**) &pDirObject );
 
if ( SUCCEEDED(hr) )
{
    hr = pDirObject->CreateDSObject( L"CN=Jeff Smith",  attrInfo, 
                                    dwAttrs, &pDisp );

    if ( SUCCEEDED(hr) )
    {
         // Use the DS object.

         pDisp->Release();
    }

    pDirObject->Release();
}

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Vista
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008
Target Platform Windows
Header iads.h
DLL Activeds.dll

See also

ADSI Error Codes

ADS_ATTR_INFO

IDirectoryObject