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vb.net AD2003 DirectoryEntry error 80072035

vb.net AD2003 DirectoryEntry error 80072035

vb.net AD2003 DirectoryEntry error 80072035

HI Folks.  Maybe you can help me out here.

I'm working on a Windows2003 active directory, using VB.Net.
I'm attempting to 'remove' the 'Must Change Password at next logon' bit.

Everytime, I get an error. The latest one is 80072035 (The Server is unwilling to process the requests).

I tried using the Winnt provider. Didn't work.  I tried the LDAP provider, no help.  Now I'm settled on the 'System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry' way of doing this.

I can set the bit to on, by setting 'pwdLastSet' to zero.  BUt when I try to set it to anything else, it fails.  I tried using every variable types. (int, dbl, lng, str, obj) Nothing works.  I tried using a value of 1, the current value as shown in ADSIEdit.msc, as well as the current time using the DateTime.ToFileTime method.  

I'm bound to the object as Administrator, and I can successfully change any other data.  Could this be a AD2003 security feature? Or a result of Group Policies?

Any help would help.

I'll post my code on request.


Paul Landry

RE: vb.net AD2003 DirectoryEntry error 80072035

Allright Guys.

I'm past the 80072035 error.  I'm using a large integer to provide the ActiveDirectory with 2 X 32 bit parts.

HOwever, now I'm getting a 8007001F (A device attached to the system is not functionning.)  Another puzzler.

As I said before, Every things works, except attemping to set the 'pwdLastSet' to anything but 0...

If anyone can help!


Paul Landry

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