Last modified: July 23, 2011

Applies to: Outlook

Provides access to a message service administration object for making changes to the message services in a profile.

HRESULT AdminServices(
  LPSTR lpszProfileName,
  LPSTR lpszPassword,
  ULONG_PTR ulUIParam,
  ULONG ulFlags,
  LPSERVICEADMIN FAR * lppServiceAdmin


[in] A pointer to the name of the profile to be modified. The lpszProfileName parameter must not be NULL.


[in] Always NULL.


[in] A handle of the parent window for any dialog boxes or windows that this method displays.


[in] A bitmask of flags that controls the retrieval of the message service administration object. The following flags can be set:


Enables the display of a user interface.


The profile name is in Unicode format. If the MAPI_UNICODE flag is not set, the name is in ANSI format.


[out] A pointer to a pointer to a message service administration object.


The message service administration object was successfully returned.


The specified profile does not exist, or the password was wrong and a dialog box could not be displayed to the user to request the correct password because MAPI_DIALOG was not set in ulFlags.


The user canceled the operation, typically by clicking the Cancel button in a dialog box.

The IProfAdmin::AdminServices method provides access to a message service administration object for making configuration changes to the message services in a profile.

The lpszPassword parameter must be NULL or a pointer to a zero-length string.

Although you can retrieve an IMsgServiceAdmin pointer by calling either this method or IMAPISession::AdminServices, call IProfAdmin::AdminServices if you have strictly a configuration client and offer no messaging features. IProfAdmin::AdminServices does not create a session object and does not load any service providers, which enhances performance.

You cannot use IProfAdmin::AdminServices to create a profile. Therefore, you must specify an existing valid profile in lpszProfileName. If the specified profile does not exist, IProfAdmin::AdminServices returns MAPI_E_LOGON_FAILED.

The name of the profile can be up to 64 characters in length and can include the following characters:

  • All alphanumeric characters, including accent characters and the underscore character.

  • Embedded spaces, but not leading or trailing spaces.

For MFCMAPI sample code, see the following table.






MFCMAPI uses the IProfAdmin::AdminServices method to open a message service administration object for the selected profile to add services.