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AuthenticablePrincipal.Enabled Property

Gets or sets a Nullable Boolean value that specifies whether this account is enabled for authentication.

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

public Nullable<bool> Enabled { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Nullable<Boolean>
true if the principal is enabled, or null if the account has not been persisted; otherwise false.


The underlying store does not support this property.


The application tried to set a null value for this property.

If the principal has not been persisted in the store, this property returns null. After the principal is persisted, the default enabled setting depends on the store. The AD DS and AD LDS stores disable new principals when they are persisted, whereas SAM enables new principals when they are persisted. The application can only set this property to a value after it has been persisted in the store.

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