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Using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement

, 21 Jul 2009
In this article, we will be focusing on creating, editing, and deleting both user accounts or groups on the Active Directory or Machine SAM by using the System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement namespace that .NET Framework 3.5 includes.
AccountManagement.zip
AccountManagement
AccountManagementGUI
bin
Debug
AccountManagementGUI.exe
AccountManagementGUI.vshost.exe
Properties
Settings.settings
namespace AccountManagementGUI
{
    partial class frmMain
    {
        /// <summary>
        /// Required designer variable.
        /// </summary>
        private System.ComponentModel.IContainer components = null;

        /// <summary>
        /// Clean up any resources being used.
        /// </summary>
        /// <param name="disposing">true if managed resources should be disposed; otherwise, false.</param>
        protected override void Dispose(bool disposing)
        {
            if (disposing && (components != null))
            {
                components.Dispose();
            }
            base.Dispose(disposing);
        }

        #region Windows Form Designer generated code

        /// <summary>
        /// Required method for Designer support - do not modify
        /// the contents of this method with the code editor.
        /// </summary>
        private void InitializeComponent()
        {
            this.tcMain = new System.Windows.Forms.TabControl();
            this.tpGroups = new System.Windows.Forms.TabPage();
            this.tpUsers = new System.Windows.Forms.TabPage();
            this.lbUsers = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.panel1 = new System.Windows.Forms.Panel();
            this.btnDeleteUser = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnEditUser = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnNewUser = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnClearFilterUsers = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnFilterUsers = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.lbGroups = new System.Windows.Forms.ListBox();
            this.panel2 = new System.Windows.Forms.Panel();
            this.btnDeleteGroup = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnEditGroup = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnNewGroup = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnClearFilterGroups = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnFilterGroups = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnChangePassword = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnListGroupUser = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnListUsersGroups = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup = new System.Windows.Forms.Button();
            this.tcMain.SuspendLayout();
            this.tpGroups.SuspendLayout();
            this.tpUsers.SuspendLayout();
            this.panel1.SuspendLayout();
            this.panel2.SuspendLayout();
            this.SuspendLayout();
            // 
            // tcMain
            // 
            this.tcMain.Controls.Add(this.tpGroups);
            this.tcMain.Controls.Add(this.tpUsers);
            this.tcMain.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.tcMain.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
            this.tcMain.Name = "tcMain";
            this.tcMain.SelectedIndex = 0;
            this.tcMain.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(962, 512);
            this.tcMain.TabIndex = 2;
            // 
            // tpGroups
            // 
            this.tpGroups.Controls.Add(this.lbGroups);
            this.tpGroups.Controls.Add(this.panel2);
            this.tpGroups.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(4, 22);
            this.tpGroups.Name = "tpGroups";
            this.tpGroups.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.tpGroups.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(954, 486);
            this.tpGroups.TabIndex = 0;
            this.tpGroups.Text = "Groups";
            this.tpGroups.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // tpUsers
            // 
            this.tpUsers.Controls.Add(this.lbUsers);
            this.tpUsers.Controls.Add(this.panel1);
            this.tpUsers.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(4, 22);
            this.tpUsers.Name = "tpUsers";
            this.tpUsers.Padding = new System.Windows.Forms.Padding(3);
            this.tpUsers.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(954, 486);
            this.tpUsers.TabIndex = 1;
            this.tpUsers.Text = "Users";
            this.tpUsers.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            // 
            // lbUsers
            // 
            this.lbUsers.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.lbUsers.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.lbUsers.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 32);
            this.lbUsers.Name = "lbUsers";
            this.lbUsers.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(948, 446);
            this.lbUsers.TabIndex = 6;
            // 
            // panel1
            // 
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnAddUserToAGroup);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnListUsersGroups);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnChangePassword);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnDeleteUser);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnEditUser);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnNewUser);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnClearFilterUsers);
            this.panel1.Controls.Add(this.btnFilterUsers);
            this.panel1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.panel1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 3);
            this.panel1.Name = "panel1";
            this.panel1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(948, 29);
            this.panel1.TabIndex = 5;
            // 
            // btnDeleteUser
            // 
            this.btnDeleteUser.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(327, 3);
            this.btnDeleteUser.Name = "btnDeleteUser";
            this.btnDeleteUser.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnDeleteUser.TabIndex = 4;
            this.btnDeleteUser.Text = "Delete User";
            this.btnDeleteUser.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnDeleteUser.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnDeleteUser_Click);
            // 
            // btnEditUser
            // 
            this.btnEditUser.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(246, 3);
            this.btnEditUser.Name = "btnEditUser";
            this.btnEditUser.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnEditUser.TabIndex = 3;
            this.btnEditUser.Text = "Edit User";
            this.btnEditUser.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnEditUser.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnEditUser_Click);
            // 
            // btnNewUser
            // 
            this.btnNewUser.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(165, 3);
            this.btnNewUser.Name = "btnNewUser";
            this.btnNewUser.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnNewUser.TabIndex = 2;
            this.btnNewUser.Text = "New User";
            this.btnNewUser.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnNewUser.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnNewUser_Click);
            // 
            // btnClearFilterUsers
            // 
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(84, 3);
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.Name = "btnClearFilterUsers";
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.TabIndex = 1;
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.Text = "Clear Filter";
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnClearFilterUsers.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnClearFilterUsers_Click);
            // 
            // btnFilterUsers
            // 
            this.btnFilterUsers.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 3);
            this.btnFilterUsers.Name = "btnFilterUsers";
            this.btnFilterUsers.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnFilterUsers.TabIndex = 0;
            this.btnFilterUsers.Text = "Filter";
            this.btnFilterUsers.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnFilterUsers.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnFilterUsers_Click);
            // 
            // lbGroups
            // 
            this.lbGroups.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
            this.lbGroups.FormattingEnabled = true;
            this.lbGroups.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 32);
            this.lbGroups.Name = "lbGroups";
            this.lbGroups.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(948, 446);
            this.lbGroups.TabIndex = 8;
            // 
            // panel2
            // 
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnListGroupUser);
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnDeleteGroup);
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnEditGroup);
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnNewGroup);
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnClearFilterGroups);
            this.panel2.Controls.Add(this.btnFilterGroups);
            this.panel2.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Top;
            this.panel2.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 3);
            this.panel2.Name = "panel2";
            this.panel2.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(948, 29);
            this.panel2.TabIndex = 7;
            // 
            // btnDeleteGroup
            // 
            this.btnDeleteGroup.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(327, 3);
            this.btnDeleteGroup.Name = "btnDeleteGroup";
            this.btnDeleteGroup.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(85, 23);
            this.btnDeleteGroup.TabIndex = 4;
            this.btnDeleteGroup.Text = "Delete Group";
            this.btnDeleteGroup.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnDeleteGroup.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnDeleteGroup_Click);
            // 
            // btnEditGroup
            // 
            this.btnEditGroup.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(246, 3);
            this.btnEditGroup.Name = "btnEditGroup";
            this.btnEditGroup.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnEditGroup.TabIndex = 3;
            this.btnEditGroup.Text = "Edit Group";
            this.btnEditGroup.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnEditGroup.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnEditGroup_Click);
            // 
            // btnNewGroup
            // 
            this.btnNewGroup.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(165, 3);
            this.btnNewGroup.Name = "btnNewGroup";
            this.btnNewGroup.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnNewGroup.TabIndex = 2;
            this.btnNewGroup.Text = "New Group";
            this.btnNewGroup.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnNewGroup.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnNewGroup_Click);
            // 
            // btnClearFilterGroups
            // 
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(84, 3);
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.Name = "btnClearFilterGroups";
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.TabIndex = 1;
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.Text = "Clear Filter";
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnClearFilterGroups.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnClearFilterGroups_Click);
            // 
            // btnFilterGroups
            // 
            this.btnFilterGroups.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(3, 3);
            this.btnFilterGroups.Name = "btnFilterGroups";
            this.btnFilterGroups.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(75, 23);
            this.btnFilterGroups.TabIndex = 0;
            this.btnFilterGroups.Text = "Filter";
            this.btnFilterGroups.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnFilterGroups.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnFilterGroups_Click);
            // 
            // btnChangePassword
            // 
            this.btnChangePassword.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(408, 3);
            this.btnChangePassword.Name = "btnChangePassword";
            this.btnChangePassword.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(111, 23);
            this.btnChangePassword.TabIndex = 5;
            this.btnChangePassword.Text = "Change Password";
            this.btnChangePassword.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnChangePassword.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnChangePassword_Click);
            // 
            // btnListGroupUser
            // 
            this.btnListGroupUser.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(418, 3);
            this.btnListGroupUser.Name = "btnListGroupUser";
            this.btnListGroupUser.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(103, 23);
            this.btnListGroupUser.TabIndex = 5;
            this.btnListGroupUser.Text = "List Group Users";
            this.btnListGroupUser.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnListGroupUser.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnListGroupUser_Click);
            // 
            // btnListUsersGroups
            // 
            this.btnListUsersGroups.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(525, 3);
            this.btnListUsersGroups.Name = "btnListUsersGroups";
            this.btnListUsersGroups.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(103, 23);
            this.btnListUsersGroups.TabIndex = 6;
            this.btnListUsersGroups.Text = "List Users Groups";
            this.btnListUsersGroups.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnListUsersGroups.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnListUsersGroups_Click);
            // 
            // btnAddUserToAGroup
            // 
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(635, 3);
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.Name = "btnAddUserToAGroup";
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(132, 23);
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.TabIndex = 7;
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.Text = "Add User To A Group";
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnAddUserToAGroup.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnAddUserToAGroup_Click);
            // 
            // btnRemoveUserFromAGroup
            // 
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(773, 3);
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.Name = "btnRemoveUserFromAGroup";
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(167, 23);
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.TabIndex = 8;
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.Text = "Remove User From A Group";
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.UseVisualStyleBackColor = true;
            this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup.Click += new System.EventHandler(this.btnRemoveUserFromAGroup_Click);
            // 
            // frmMain
            // 
            this.AutoScaleDimensions = new System.Drawing.SizeF(6F, 13F);
            this.AutoScaleMode = System.Windows.Forms.AutoScaleMode.Font;
            this.ClientSize = new System.Drawing.Size(962, 512);
            this.Controls.Add(this.tcMain);
            this.Name = "frmMain";
            this.Text = "Account Management";
            this.Load += new System.EventHandler(this.Form1_Load);
            this.tcMain.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.tpGroups.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.tpUsers.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.panel1.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.panel2.ResumeLayout(false);
            this.ResumeLayout(false);

        }

        #endregion

        private System.Windows.Forms.TabControl tcMain;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TabPage tpGroups;
        private System.Windows.Forms.TabPage tpUsers;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ListBox lbUsers;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Panel panel1;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnClearFilterUsers;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnFilterUsers;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnDeleteUser;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnEditUser;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnNewUser;
        private System.Windows.Forms.ListBox lbGroups;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Panel panel2;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnDeleteGroup;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnEditGroup;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnNewGroup;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnClearFilterGroups;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnFilterGroups;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnChangePassword;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnListGroupUser;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnListUsersGroups;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnRemoveUserFromAGroup;
        private System.Windows.Forms.Button btnAddUserToAGroup;
    }
}

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