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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 class DereferenceAlias

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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