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List Entries In Active Directory

List Entries In Active Directory

List Entries In Active Directory

I am trying to achieve my first attempt to at reading Active Directory entries into a SearchResultCollection.
At this stage I'm just trying to return a list of the 'cn' property.

I run the code below - with a valid DirectoryEntry address of course.
The code tootles along and returns the 'results' collection with a count of 63.
I have assumed the count means the 63 entries have been returned.

The code then fails on the line:-

The error message is {"Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection.Parameter name: index"}.
Any suggestions/help would be welcome.


            ' Bind to the users container.
            Dim rootentry As New DirectoryEntry("LDAP://.........................................")
            rootentry.Username = Nothing
            rootentry.Password = Nothing

            ' Create a DirectorySearcher object.
            Dim Searcher As New DirectorySearcher(rootentry)

            Dim results As SearchResultCollection
            results = Searcher.FindAll()

            Dim result As SearchResult

            For Each result In results

        Catch comEx As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
        Catch invOpEx As InvalidOperationException
        Catch ex As Exception
            MsgBox("Error " & vbCrLf & ex.Message)
        End Try 

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RE: List Entries In Active Directory

I have found a bit more out by trial an error but I am still struggling.
The results return a list of entries but some of the entries seem to be empty/nothing.

results(0).Properties("cn") errors
results(1).Properties("cn") returns a value
results(2).Properties("cn") returns a value
results(3).Properties("cn") errors
results(4).Properties("cn") returns a value
results(5).Properties("cn") errors

Anybody know why this is and how I check for a dud entry?

Any help would be gratefully received.

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RE: List Entries In Active Directory

OK resolved it.

My query listed all entries within the AD rootentry ( computers, groups, whatever...).
When you try and reference user related properties against the result it blows up with property occurrence not found.
Initially I checked to see if the type is a user before adding a filter to my search to limit to just users.

Sticking the code below in after the Dim Searcher line sorts it all out and I can live happily ever after.


Searcher.Filter = "(&(objectCategory=User)(objectClass=person))" 

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