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DereferenceAlias Enumeration

The DereferenceAlias enumeration specifies how aliases are resolved. This enumeration provides values for the DirectorySearcher.DerefAlias property.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)

public enum DereferenceAlias

Member nameDescription
NeverIndicates that the alias will not be dereferenced. If the DirectorySearcher.DerefAlias property is not set, the default value is Never.
InSearchingDereferences aliases when searching subordinates of the base object, but not when locating the base itself.
FindingBaseObjectDereferences aliases when locating the base object of the search, but not when searching its subordinates.
AlwaysDereferences aliases when both searching subordinates and locating the base objects of the search.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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