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DirectoryEntry.DeleteTree Method

Deletes this entry and its entire subtree from the Active Directory Domain Services hierarchy.

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

public void DeleteTree()


The specified DirectoryEntry is not a container.

Of the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) system-supplied providers, only the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) currently supports this operation.

Caution noteCaution:

The entry and its entire subtree are deleted from the Active Directory Domain Services hierarchy.


Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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