DirectoryEntry.CopyTo Method (DirectoryEntry, String)

Creates a copy of this DirectoryEntry object, as a child of the specified parent DirectoryEntry object, with the specified new name.

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

public DirectoryEntry CopyTo(
	DirectoryEntry newParent,
	string newName


Type: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry

The DN of the DirectoryEntry object that will be the parent for the copy that is being created.

Type: System.String

The name of the copy of this entry.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry
A renamed copy of this entry as a child of the specified parent.


The specified DirectoryEntry object is not a container.

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) provider does not currently support this method.

If UsePropertyCache is true, call CommitChanges on the new object to make the copy permanent.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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