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DereferenceAlias Enumeration

The DereferenceAlias enumeration specifies how aliases are resolved. This enumeration provides values for the DirectorySearcher.DerefAlias property.

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

public enum DereferenceAlias

Member nameDescription
NeverIndicates that the alias will not be dereferenced. If the DirectorySearcher.DerefAlias property is not set, the default value is Never.
InSearchingDereferences aliases when searching subordinates of the base object, but not when locating the base itself.
FindingBaseObjectDereferences aliases when locating the base object of the search, but not when searching its subordinates.
AlwaysDereferences aliases when both searching subordinates and locating the base objects of the search.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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