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SearchOption Enumeration

The SearchOption enumeration specifies the search options which define how the search will behave.

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

public enum SearchOption

Member nameDescription
DomainScopePrevents referrals from being generated when the search results are returned. The value is equal to 1.
PhantomRootInstructs the server to search all naming contexts that are subordinate to the search base. The value is equal to 2.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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