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Principal.Save Method

Saves the changes that were made on the principal object to the store. If this is a new principal object, this method inserts it into the store.

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

public void Save()


The principal has not yet been associated with a PrincipalContext object.

This type of principal cannot be inserted in the store.


An exception occurred when saving changes to the store, or updating the group membership in the store.


The principal already occurs in the store.


The password does not meet complexity requirements.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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