IADs interface

The IADs interface defines the basic object features, that is, properties and methods, of any ADSI object. Examples of ADSI objects include users, computers, services, organization of user accounts and computers, file systems, and file service operations. Every ADSI object must support this interface, which serves to do the following:

  • Provides object identification by name, class, or ADsPath
  • Identifies the object's container that manages the object's creation and deletion
  • Retrieves the object's schema definition
  • Loads object's attributes to the property cache and commits changes to the persistent directory store
  • Accesses and modifies the object's attribute values in the property cache

The IADs interface is designed to ensure that ADSI objects provide network administrators and directory service providers with a simple and consistent representation of various underlying directory services.

Members

The IADs interface inherits from the IDispatch interface. IADs also has these types of members:

Methods

The IADs interface has these methods.

MethodDescription
Get

Gets the value for a property by name.

GetEx

Gets the value for a single or multi-valued property by name.

GetInfo

Loads the property values of this object from the underlying directory store.

GetInfoEx

Loads specific property values of this object from the underlying directory store.

Put

Sets the value for a property by name.

PutEx

Sets the value for a single or multi-valued property by name.

SetInfo

Persists the changes on this object to the underlying directory store.

 

Properties

The IADs interface has these properties.

PropertyAccess typeDescription

AdsPath

Read-only

Gets the object's ADsPath that uniquely identifies this object from all others.

Class

Read-only

Gets the name of the object's schema class.

GUID

Read-only

Gets the GUID of the object as stored in the underlying directory store.

Name

Read-only

Gets the object's relative name.

Parent

Read-only

Gets the ADsPath string for the parent of the object.

Schema

Read-only

Gets the ADsPath string to the schema class object for this object.

 

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2008

Header

Iads.h

DLL

Activeds.dll

IID

IID_IADs is defined as FD8256D0-FD15-11CE-ABC4-02608C9E7553

 

 

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