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DirectorySearcher.ServerTimeLimit Property

The ServerTimeLimit property gets or sets a value indicating the maximum amount of time the server spends searching. If the time limit is reached, only entries that are found up to that point are returned.

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

[DSDescriptionAttribute("DSServerTimeLimit")]
public TimeSpan ServerTimeLimit { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.TimeSpan
A TimeSpan that represents the amount of time that the server should search.
The default value is -1 seconds, which means to use the server-determined default of 120 seconds.

The minimum resolution of this property is one second. Fractions of seconds are ignored.

Unlike the ServerPageTimeLimit property, the ServerTimeLimit property indicates the total amount of time that the server will spend on a search. When the time limit is reached, the server stops searching and returns the results that have accumulated up to that point.

Set ServerTimeLimit to -1 second to use the server-determined default.

NoteNote

If you set ServerTimeLimit to a value that is larger than the server-determined default of 120 seconds, the server-determined default is used. After the server time limit is reached, you cannot continue a search from where it left off.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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