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ActiveDirectorySecurityInheritance Enumeration

The ActiveDirectorySecurityInheritance enumeration specifies if, and how, ACE information is applied to an object and its descendents.

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

public enum ActiveDirectorySecurityInheritance

Member nameDescription
AllIndicates inheritance that includes the object to which the ACE is applied, the object's immediate children, and the descendents of the object's children.
ChildrenIndicates inheritance that includes the object's immediate children only, not the object itself or the descendents of its children.
DescendentsIndicates inheritance that includes the object's immediate children and the descendants of the object's children, but not the object itself.
NoneIndicates no inheritance. The ACE information is only used on the object on which the ACE is set. ACE information is not inherited by any descendents of the object.
SelfAndChildrenIndicates inheritance that includes the object itself and its immediate children. It does not include the descendents of its children.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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