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The .NET Developer’s Guide to Directory Services Programming by Joe Kaplan, Ryan Dunn

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9. Introduction to the ActiveDirectory Namespace

In chapter 2, we briefly outlined a new namespace in version 2.0 of the .NET Framework, System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory (SDS.AD). SDS.AD adds a large number of new classes to the .NET directory services programming landscape that make managing Active Directory and ADAM significantly easier.

We already jumped into some of the features of SDS.AD in Chapter 7, when we demonstrated its new schema management features. Because the namespace is so large, we could probably spend an entire book discussing all of the features available to us. However, since we have limited space and time here, we have decided to focus this chapter on the parts of the namespace that we believe will be most useful ...

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