Windows error 0x80005000, -2147463168

Detailed Error Information

HRESULT analysis[1]

FlagsSeverityFailure
Reserved (R)false
OriginMicrosoft
NTSTATUSfalse
Reserved (X)false
FacilityCode0 (0x000)
NameFACILITY_NULL[1][2]
DescriptionThe default facility code.[1][2]
Error Code20480 (0x5000)

Questions

39votes
11answers

Error 0x80005000 and DirectoryServices

I'm trying to run a simple LDAP query using directory services in .Net. DirectoryEntry directoryEntry = new DirectoryEntry("LDAP://someserver.contoso.com/DC=contoso,DC=com"); directoryEntry.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.Secure; DirectorySearcher directorySearcher = new DirectorySearcher(directoryEntry); directorySearcher.Filter = string.Format("(&(objectClass=user)(objectCategory=user) (sAMAccountName={0}))", username); var result = directorySearcher.FindOne(); var resultDirectoryEntry = result.GetDirectoryEntry(); return resultDirectoryEntry.Properties["msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress"].Value.ToString(); And I'm getting the following exception: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80005000): Unknown [...] read more
c#
.net
wcf
active-directory
directoryservices
19votes
2answers

UserPrincipal.GetGroups fails with unknown error

I am trying to get all Active Directory groups for a user, with the following code: private static IEnumerable<string> GetGroupNames(string userName) { using (var context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain)) { using (var userPrincipal = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, userName)) { var groupSearch = userPrincipal.GetGroups(context); var result = new List<string>(); foreach (var principal in groupSearch) [...] read more
.net
active-directory
directoryservices
17votes
8answers

What is this vague error with 'redirection.config' while building a Web Deploy package?

I'm trying to build a Web Deploy package via msbuild on a new machine and it's not working. It builds fine on other machines, but here I get the following vague error: ...\Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets(2767,5): error : Filename: redirection.config ...\Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets(2767,5): error : Error: Cannot read configuration file ...\Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets(2767,5): error : ...\Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets(2767,5): error [...] read more
iis
msdeploy
webdeploy
11votes
3answers

Unknown Error (0x80005000) with LDAPS Connection

I've been stuck for the last couple of hours on an annoying Active Directory bit. What I'm trying to accomplish is connect to an Active Directory via LDAP over SSL. The authentication type is anonymous. I'm using .NET Framework 4.0, C# and Visual Studio 2010. The following code should work [...] read more
c#
.net
active-directory
ldap
6votes
2answers

How to programmatically create Windows user accounts on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008?

I've been trying to create new local user accounts on windows 7 machine. I used the System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry class (as in here) but it doesn't seem to work. Here's the code in the article: static void Main(string[] args) { try { DirectoryEntry AD = new DirectoryEntry("WinNT://" + Environment.MachineName + ",computer"); DirectoryEntry [...] read more
c#
windows-7
6votes
3answers

How to create web deployment alone package using TFS

I just need to create Web Deployement package using TFS build and don't want to deploy it automatically in IIS. I have added the below two parameters in Build Definition - > MSBuild Arguments > /p:CreatePackageOnPublish=true /p:DeployOnBuild=true The probelm is I am not getting the ZIP file in drop location [...] read more
msbuild
tfs2010
tfsbuild
6votes
1answer

Intermittent unknown error from Active Directory

I'm using .Net account management libraries to access Active Directory to search the details of current http request user. My app pool runs with custom account and it also from the same domain. Server and users also belong to same domain. public string GetEmployeeId(string SAMAccountName) { using (PrincipalContext domainContext = [...] read more
c#
asp.net
.net
active-directory
directoryservices
6votes
1answer

Creating user in a specific OU in Active Directory using C#

Many thanks to marc_s for the following code sample, from my previous issue Creating user in Active Directory with C# errors public static string ldapPath = "LDAP://OU=Domain Users,DC=contoso,DC=com"; public static string CreateUserAccount(string userName, string userPassword) { // set up domain context PrincipalContext ctx = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, "contoso.com",ldapPath); // create a [...] read more
active-directory
5votes
1answer

COMException Unknown error (0x80005000) - DirectoryServices

I've been running into an error on one of my applications that happens a few times a month but has occurred twice this week. When this happens, it's always first thing in the morning when the first user loads the app and begins working (web application, 3-4 internal users) The [...] read more
asp.net
active-directory
directoryservices
account-management
5votes
2answers

How can i get a list of the websites in IIS from within a ASPX page using c#?

I'm trying to use DirectoryEntry root = new DirectoryEntry("IIS://localhost/W3SVC/1/Root"); foreach (DirectoryEntry de in root.Children) { } but I keep getting [COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000)] System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) +557 System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() +44 System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_IsContainer() +42 System.DirectoryServices.ChildEnumerator..ctor(DirectoryEntry container) +36 System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntries.GetEnumerator() +36 IISVdir.List(String RootWeb) in c:\Development\Testing\App_Code\IISVdir.cs:116 _Default.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) in c:\Development\Testing\Default.aspx.cs:11 System.Web.Util.CalliHelper.EventArgFunctionCaller(IntPtr fp, Object [...] read more
c#
asp.net
iis
4votes
2answers

Invalid directory pathname trying to back up GPO

DFSR replication seems to be broken in my domain, and before starting to fix that, I wanted to take backups of the current Group Policy Objects. However, I am unable to back up the Default Domain Policy, as Group Policy Management -> Default Domain Policy -> Back up GPO simply [...] read more
active-directory
group-policy
windows-server-2012
4votes
1answer

0x80005000 Unknown Error on UserPrincipal.GetGroups with Special Characters in OU

I'm trying to use the GetGroups method of UserPrincipal. If the User account is in an OU that contains a forward slash, the call to GetGroups fails with the COM Unknown Error 0x80005000. The user account is found just find and I can access other properties. If I remove the [...] read more
c#
.net
active-directory
directoryservices
4votes
2answers

"Unknown error (0x80005000)" trying to read remote IIS 6 Metabase with DirectoryEntry and Impersonation (C#)

(EDIT) The plot thickens: The same code (with no need for impersonation!) runs successfully from a Windows 7 client, but NOT from a Windows 2008 R2 client! Here's the code in question. (Original message follows code below.) var entry = new DirectoryEntry("IIS://" + tbHost.Text + "/W3SVC", tbUsername.Text, tbPassword.Password); foreach (DirectoryEntry [...] read more
.net
iis-6
impersonation
directoryservices
metabase
4votes
5answers

C# System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement Unknown error (0x80005000) UserPrincipal.IsMemberOf()

Similar to the problem in the following MSDN thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-MY/csharplanguage/thread/4c9fea6c-1d0a-4733-a8ac-e3b78d10e999 I am trying to verify whether or not a given user is a member of a group, and our existing functional solutions are too slow (13-16 seconds) and I'm trying to speed it up. I currently have: public bool IsMemberAD(string [...] read more
c#
active-directory
4votes
2answers

Constructing Active Directory entry using PowerShell works in IIS 6 but not IIS 7

The following line of PowerShell works with IIS 6 installed: $service = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry("IIS://localhost/W3SVC") However, with IIS 7 it throws the following error unless the IIS 6 Management Compatibility role service is installed: out-lineoutput : Exception retrieving member "ClassId2e4f51ef21dd47e99d3c952918aff9cd": "Unknown error (0x80005000)" My goal is to modify the HttpCustomHeaders: $service.HttpCustomHeaders [...] read more
iis
configuration
iis-7
powershell
adsi
3votes
1answer

PowerShell Script to Loop Over All Users in a Group

I'm running Windows 7 Professional. I know how to get a list of all the users in a group: $ou="User Groups" $userADName="RRAS VPN SSL" $userADPath="LDAP://proddc6.prod.root/CN="+$userADName+",OU="+$ou+",DC=prod,DC=root" $user = [adsi] $userADPath $user.Member I tried iterating over that list, creating an [adsi] object for each: $ou="User Groups" $userADName="RRAS VPN SSL" $userADPath="LDAP://proddc6.prod.root/CN="+$userADName+",OU="+$ou+",DC=prod,DC=root" $user = [...] read more
active-directory
powershell
3votes
0answers

Error while trying to query Active Directory - Requires App Pool recycling

I have the following chunk of code in a .NET web app used to query AD for a user using (DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry(ldap)) { using (DirectorySearcher adSearch = new DirectorySearcher(de)) { adSearch.Filter = "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(samAccountName=username))"; SearchResult adSearchResult = adSearch.FindOne(); } } When I run this, I sometimes get the [...] read more
iis
active-directory
application-pool
3votes
0answers

Exception calling "FindAll" with "0" argument(s) - Trusted Domains LDAP Search

My approach is to get the latest ModifyTimeStamp after scanning on all DC's. The scenario in my code is: First, I scan on the PDC to get the distinguishedName values, and after that I scan on all DC's also to get distinguishedName values, if they are -eq to each other, [...] read more
powershell
attributes
ldap
trusted
3votes
1answer

Unknown error (0x80005000) when trying to set local machine account password

I am writing a csharp windows form application which attempts to check for the existence of a local account and if found set the password on it. A couple of key points: * I'm doing this for local accounts - NOT Active Directory accounts. The machines are not members of [...] read more
c#
passwords
.net-2.0
account
2votes
1answer

Powershell Error recovery

First a confession, I am still quite green with powershell. Anyway I have a powershell script, very similar toPowerShell Script to Loop Over All Users in a Group It has been working fine (the script looks for members of a group and sets an AD attribute etc. It has been [...] read more
powershell
2votes
2answers

Stopping website with powerShell script

Ive got a script for stopping a site: param($HostName = "localhost", $SiteName) $server = $HostName $siteName = $SiteName $iis = [ADSI]"IIS://$server/W3SVC" $site = $iis.psbase.children | where { $_.keyType -eq "IIsWebServer" -AND $_.ServerComment -eq $siteName} $site.start() # SIG # Begin signature block ... But when i run the script on a [...] read more
iis
powershell
windows-server-2008
2votes
3answers

Active Directory group lookup function failing

Help! I've been trying to write a function that will confirm a user's membership in an Active Directory group, and while it works if the member happens to be in the group, it throws an exception if the user is not. Here is the function: private bool IsUserMemberOfGroup(string user, string [...] read more
asp.net
active-directory
2votes
0answers

"ExceptionMessage":"Unknown error (0x80005000)" Active Directory (AD)

Ok my problem is that i have made a web-application, where it access AD to check if your part of a specific group. It works fine in visual studio(with the IIS express server), but when i deploy it to a real IIS server i get this error(when CredentialsController.Get() is called): [...] read more
c#
asp.net-mvc
iis
active-directory
2votes
2answers

Unit Testing MVC Web Application in Visual Studio and Problem with QTAgent

I have been attempting to run a Unit Test in visual studio for an MVC Application and continuously getting the following error: > The URL specified ('http://localhost:21496/') does not correspond to a valid directory. Tests configured to run in ASP.NET in IIS require a valid directory to exist for the [...] read more
asp.net-mvc
asp.net-mvc-3
visual-studio
unit-testing
2votes
2answers

Restart IIS6 application pool - ADSI error

Not sure what the eff' is wrong! I am using Powershell 2.0 on Windows 7. Had this same script working on Windows XP , am i just missing something? $server = "server1-vm1.prod.ds.russell.com" $name = "Superduper_Reports" $iis = [ADSI]"IIS://$server/W3SVC/AppPools/$name" $iis.psbase.invoke("recycle") Error (that invoke looks okay to me?): Exception calling "Invoke" with [...] read more
powershell
powershell-v2.0
2votes
2answers

Using application pool identity results in exceptions and event logs

I recently switched my applications from using ASP.NET impersonation to actually specifying the identity in the application pool. The reason for this was to make future use of async easier so the threads run as my service account. Since making the change the site has been experiencing some issues. On [...] read more
c#
asp.net-mvc
iis
active-directory
iis-7.5
2votes
3answers

Keep getting exceptions using PrincipalContext from the System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement assembly

Using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement assembly. I am using the constructor PrincipalContext context = new PrincipalContext( ContextType.Domain, "myserver.ds.com", "LDAP://OU=the-users,DC=myserver,DC=ds,DC=com", adusername, password); I can call context.ValidateCredentials(adusername, password, ContextOptions.ServerBinding) and it returns true. As soon as I call UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, IdentityType.SamAccountName, username); I get various PrincipalOperationException. Sometimes is a "server sent a referrer". Other times it [...] read more
c#
exception
active-directory
2votes
1answer

Getting error in DirectoryEntry using vb.net

I am using vb.net and the following code, but I am getting an error. I am new to vb.net and Active Directory, pls help me to solve this problem. My code: Dim dirEntry As DirectoryEntry = New DirectoryEntry() dirEntry.Path = "ldap://sunbs.in:389/CN=Schema,CN=Configuration,DC=sunbs,DC=in" dirEntry.Username = "sunbs.in\sbsldap" dirEntry.Password = "sbs@123" Dim searcher As [...] read more
vb.net
active-directory
ldapconnection
2votes
1answer

How to connect to LDAP Novell using SSL in C#?

I am currently trying to connect to my Novell LDAP in SSL using C#. At first, I have tried exactly the same operation with authentication = None and it works perfectly. My domain name was of this form: LDAP://xxx.yyy.zzz.com:999/o=XYZ,c=ZYX and in my query I had AuthenticationType.None set. Now, if I [...] read more
c#
ssl
ldap
novell
2votes
1answer

Using DirectoryEntry to Enumerate IIS Configuration Data, Getting COMException

I'm attempting to manage a set of remote IIS 6 server programmatically, but am running into a wall. My client is Windows 7, and I have Domain Admin rights. The relevant code is as follows: public void Run() { DirectoryEntry W3SVC = new DirectoryEntry("IIS://server/w3svc"); foreach (DirectoryEntry site in W3SVC.Children) { [...] read more
c#
iis-6
2votes
2answers

C#: How to connect to Active Directory with SSL enabled?

The project I am working on will integrate with the customers Active Directory in order to authenticate users. I have been trying to write some code that will retrieve a users password and I understand that Active Directory will only expose the relevant properties over a SSL connection on port [...] read more
c#
ssl
active-directory
2votes
1answer

"new DirectoryEntry(distinguishedName as string)" doesn't work when DN contains a "/"

I have the following code to convert a distinguishedName to a sAMAccountName: Dim de As New DirectoryEntry("LDAP://" & stringDN) Return CType(de.Properties("samaccountname")(0), String) It works great for every DN I pass it, except for one. We have an AD group on our domain that has a "/" in it - call [...] read more
vb.net
active-directory
directoryservices
directoryentry
distinguishedname
1vote
1answer

Is it possible to manage Exchange 2010 from local Administrator account?

If I logon to Exchange servers using the local Administrator account and I open EMS it results in this error: [server.domain.local] Connecting to remote server failed with the following error message : WinRM cannot process the r equest. The following error occured while using Kerberos authentication: A specified logon session [...] read more
exchange-2010
1vote
0answers

I'm getting this error: Unknown error (0x80005000)

First of all, let me tell you that my code works fine during the day, but each morning when the user tries to connect, the following error is thrown: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000) Yes I'm using LDAP, what is funny is that everything works fine until next day. Restarting the [...] read more
.net
iis
active-directory
ldap
1vote
5answers

Add User to Local Group

This function should run on Windows Server 2003 and 2008 R2 Using the command line to execute it line by line is SUCCESSFULL! Execution by script fails. function addUser2Group([string]$user,[string]$group) { $cname = gc env:computername $objUser = [ADSI]("WinNT://$user") $objGroup = [ADSI]("WinNT://$cname/$group,group") $members = $objGroup.PSBase.Invoke('Members') $found = $false foreach($m in $members) { [...] read more
powershell
1vote
3answers

Set Organizational unit (OU) after creating windows domain account

The following C# code creates a windows domain user account using (PrincipalContext pc = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, "DOMAIN")) { UserPrincipal uc = new UserPrincipal(pc, "username", "password", true); uc.Save(); } How can I specify the OU at the time of account creation? It seems like it should be simple but I am [...] read more
c#
.net-4.5
1vote
0answers

How to reset a Domain User Password with Remote Powershell

I want to reset my own Active Directory Password on a remote Machine (different domain). If I use the following code snippet locally it works perfectly: param( [string]$oldPassword = $(Read-Host "Old password"), [string]$newPassword = $(Read-Host "New password") ) $ADSystemInfo = New-Object -ComObject ADSystemInfo $type = $ADSystemInfo.GetType() $user = [ADSI] "LDAP://$($type.InvokeMember('UserName', [...] read more
powershell
active-directory
remoting
1vote
1answer

DirectoryEntry.Exists and "special" chars in DN

DirectoryEntry groupEntry = new DirectoryEntry("LDAP://CN=Sales,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com"); List<string> list = new List<string>(); foreach(string dn in groupEntry.Properties["members"]) { try { if(DirectoryEntry.Exists("LDAP://"+dn)) { list.Add(dn); } } catch(Exception e) { list.Add(e.Message); } } return list; The list returned should be CN=Sales Americas,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com CN=Sales EMEA,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com CN=Sales D/A/CH,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com CN=Sales SEA,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com but it is CN=Sales Americas,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com CN=Sales EMEA,CN=Users,DC=contoso,DC=com [...] read more
c#
active-directory
1vote
1answer

Current application pool name

I am trying to get the current application pool name of a web application. I googled a lot and I found several ways to do it but none of them seems to work for me This is one of my implementations: private static string GetCurrentApplicationPoolId() { string virtualDirPath = AppDomain.CurrentDomain.FriendlyName; [...] read more
c#
asp.net
security
iis
application-pool
1vote
1answer

Problems with extending s.ds.am.UserPrincipal class

I have been trying to extend the s.ds.am.UserPrincipal class in VS 2010 VB app as I require access to AD User properties that are not by default a part of the UserPrincipal. This is a new concept to me and I have found some useful code on here as well [...] read more
vb.net
.net-4.0
userprincipal
extending-classes
principalcontext
1vote
1answer

Get Id of a website in IIS-7 and above

I am able to get physical path for any website hosted in IIS-7(C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config \applicationHost.config) programmatically (C#) by passing ID as a parameter. But to find Id through the code fails for iis7. The error message is COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000) which is not getting resolved even after adding Microsoft.Web.Administration [...] read more
c#
iis-7
1vote
1answer

LDAP connection error code {"Unknown error (0x80005000)"}

Dim oEntry As DirectoryEntry Dim path As String = "ldap://10.0.17.79:389/dc=maxcrc,dc=com" Dim username As String = "cn=Manager,dc=maxcrc,dc=com" oEntry = New DirectoryEntry(path, username, "abc") unable to connect to openLDAP server. read more
vb.net
ldap
directoryentry
1vote
1answer

Cannot query Active Directory using ServerBind on non-domain computer in Windows PE

I have a need to write a .NET application which will query Active Directory while running in Windows PE on a computer which is not yet a member of the domain. We are running this during a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit task sequence (note that MDT 2012 has been configured to [...] read more
security
active-directory
directoryservices
winpe
1vote
3answers

Active Directory, enumerating user's groups, COM exception

while enumerating current user's groups through AD .NET API I sometimes get COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000) Here's my code : var userName = Environment.UserName; var context = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain); var user = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(context, userName); foreach (var userGroup in user.GetGroups()) { Console.WriteLine(userGroup.Name); } What's the problem? I thought every user can [...] read more
c#
.net
active-directory
1vote
1answer

virtual directory properties in c#

I did a quick search and got this linkFrom StackOverflow I get this error message "Unknown error (0x80005000)" when it hits bool canCreate = !(schema.Properties["Syntax"].Value.ToString().ToUpper() == "BOOLEAN"); My requirement is to create a virtual directory and set AccessRead, IsolationMode, Scripts and Executables, ApplicationProtection to medium. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Got it to work, [...] read more
c#
1vote
1answer

How to access LDAP Server for authentication

I've written a code in VB to access LDAP server for authentication purpose. However, it is throwing an exception, probably nativeObject call is generating the exception. The motive is to authenticate the user. I'm providing the code and the exception. Kindly help me to resolve this issue. Protected Sub Button1_Click(ByVal [...] read more
asp.net
vb.net
exception
ldap
1vote
0answers

.NET 4.0 LDAP bind fails after patch install

Have a rather weird issue. Once .NET 4.0 framework patches are applied on a win2k3 box, the application running on it fails at the bind operation to AD. Specific error: System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesCOMException(0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind()...... Performing a repair on the 4.0 framework and rebooting fixes the [...] read more
.net-4.0
patching
1vote
0answers

0x80005000 AD Bind error after installing .NET 4.0 patches

We are encountering the following error on Server 2008R2 when attempting to bind to AD: > System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesCOMException(0x80005000) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.Directory.get_Nativeobject()..." This error ONLY occurs after applying latest patches for .NET 4.0. After receiving the error, we run a repair on .NET 4.0, reboot, and then the [...] read more
.net
bind
1vote
1answer

Why has my DirectoryEntry stopped working suddenly?

I have been working with the DirectoryEntry objects in the DirectoryServices namespace and it has been going very well. But I made changes to one of my LDAP classes and all of a sudden it has stopped working on the 32 bit builds of my program. I imported the ActiveDs [...] read more
binding
active-directory
directoryservices
directoryentry
1vote
1answer

Installer Error : Unknown error (0x80005000) Error 1001. The URL cannot be empty. Parameter name: url

I get the following error when I install a web application. I experienced this kind error only in my machine. I checked with admin privileges, but no hope. OS - Windows 7, 64 bit enter image description here [https://i.stack.imgur.com/YYoiL.png] enter image description here [https://i.stack.imgur.com/9CGbr.png] After 'Error 2', the installer is [...] read more
asp.net
permissions
installer
1vote
2answers

Strange COM interop exception 0x80005000 using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement libraries

I'm trying to write something that (amongst other things) adds a user to an AD group - using VS2010, .Net4 and the library facilities in System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement. I've gotten a user and group by code like the sample below, and this works for other operations like enabling or disabling accounts. group [...] read more
c#
.net
active-directory
com-interop
1vote
1answer

Can not run MSBuild Community Task 'WebDirectoryDelete' and 'WebDirectoryCreate'

I have a new default ASP.net website and use MSBuild Community Task WebDirectoryDelete to delete and WebDirectoryCreate to create the IIS virtual directory. I can't get it done. It raise error : Unknow error 0x80005000. I retry by running the msbuild under "Run as Administrator" but the errors still appear. [...] read more
msbuild
1vote
1answer

Connect to IIS metabase on a remote 2008 server

I have written a bit of code that inspects the iis metabase to see what sites are installed and where their virtual directories are kept. THis code runs fine when run locally on the server. I am trying to extend it so that it works remotely. The thing I'm struggling [...] read more
c#
security
iis
windows-server-2000
metabase
1vote
1answer

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000)

This is the detailed error info. > Failures: System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Unknown error (0x80005000) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_NativeObject() Code that causes the above exception: DirectoryEntry de1 = new DirectoryEntry("RNA:"); IRnaNamespace rnaNamespace = (IRnaNamespace)de1.NativeObject; After the del object [...] read more
c#
iis
1vote
1answer

querying for local groups

I'd like to retrieve all local groups on my machine (Vista in a W2k3 domain). If I run: using (DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry("WinNT://" + Environment.MachineName + ",group", null, null, AuthenticationTypes.Secure)) { } it throws an "unknown error" 0x80005000 which apparently means "invalid path" However querying for computers (change ,group [...] read more
c#
.net
adsi
1vote
2answers

Crashing with C# and Directory Services on XP

I'm trying to do some simple data retrieval with C# and Directory Services, but for some reason it doesn't work on any XP machines. If I run my code on a Server 2003 machine, there are no problems. I've spent a fair bit of time trying to find out if [...] read more
c#
windows-xp
directoryservices
0votes
2answers

UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity results in COM error 0x80005000

I've an MVC Intranet app that I've recently upgraded from .Net 4 to 4.6.1. This app queries user details from Active Directory to load details that aren't available in the Controller's User.Identity property and until lately has done so flawlessly. The code looks something like this: public static void foo() [...] read more
c#
iis
comexception
userprincipal
0votes
1answer

Exception calling "InvokeSet" with "2" argument(s): "Unknown error (0x80005000)"

I've scoured the entire first 3 pages of google for this with no help that has worked I'm trying to remotely update the Home and profile location in the Remote Desktop Services tab in Active Directory Users and Computers. Here's my code: Invoke-Command -ComputerName $DomainController -Credential $Credentials -ScriptBlock{ $User = [...] read more
powershell
active-directory
0votes
0answers

Connect to OpenLDAP Linux Server from Windows Powershell

My OpenLDAP server is setup in Linux. I want to connect to it from Windows 10 through Powershell This is the code snippet that I'm using $path = 'LDAP://xxx.xxx.x.xxx:xxx/dc=xyz,dc=com' $username = 'admin' $password = 'password' Try{ $root = [adsi]::new($path,$username,$password) $searcher = [adsisearcher]$root $searcher.findone() } Catch{ Write-Host "ERROR: $_" } I'm [...] read more
powershell
openldap
0votes
1answer

LDAP authentication and get all user data in C# / MVC 5

I've LDAP credentials, those are * LDAP Host: ldap.abcd.net * LDAP Port: 636 * Use SSL * Base DN: dc=testbd,dc=net * User: uid=hris,ou=People,dc=testbd,dc=net * Password: abc123 using this I can connect and get all users by using a software named "Softerra LDAP Administrator", but while using C#/ .net MVC I've [...] read more
c#
asp.net
asp.net-mvc
ldap
0votes
0answers

Powershell LDAP FindAll() error

I'm trying to connect to new LDAP server which gives me following error. Old site was working without any problems. Can you help? $dn = "LDAP://ldap.site.cz:389/ou=People,dc=site,dc=com" $auth = [System.DirectoryServices.AuthenticationTypes]::Anonymous $de = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry($dn,$null,$null,$auth) $ds = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher($de) [void]$ds.PropertiesToLoad.Add("uid") $colResults = $ds.FindAll() Which gives me... Exception calling "FindAll" with "0" argument(s): [...] read more
powershell
0votes
1answer

Unable to connect to LDAP

I read in this question that a common answer to the 0x error also covered in that aforesaid question is often to specify an account under which to search. I realised that I'm already doing this - in fact, I'm trying to use active directory to authenticate a user to [...] read more
c#
active-directory
directoryservices
0votes
1answer

LDAPS connection with ASP.Net/C#

I have a connection string for LDAP protocol > ldap://ldap.example.com:636/DC=users,DC=buyers which works fine. But I need to use a LDAPS connection : > ldaps://ldap.example.com/DC=users,DC=buyers which does show up in ldp.exe windows form when I test the connection. Unfotunately it does not work in the Asp.Net application. I get "Unknown error [...] read more
c#
asp.net
ssl
active-directory
ldap
0votes
1answer

C# Active Directory FindByIdentity Fails

Ok, I have Active Directory lookups working fine when a user enters their user pass. Now I am trying to adapt that code to allow for single sign-on. What I have: * IIS App Pool set to Network User * Anonymous Auth turned off in IIS * web config setup [...] read more
c#
iis
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Powershell FindAll() ComException

I have a powershell script that we use during a Microsoft SCCM PXE task sequence for naming a PC. It worked flawlessly until a recent upgrade to SCCM 2012 R2 by the primary server admin. Now when the code runs search if a user is in a specified AD group [...] read more
powershell
ldap
findall
sccm
directorysearcher
0votes
1answer

Reading the value of 31st bit of a 32bit integer

For reading the 31th bit(MSB) of a 32bit integer one method is as below int main(int argc, char *argv[]) { int b =0x80005000; if(b&(1<<31)) printf("bit is one\n"); else printf("bit is zero\n"); return 0; } My question is, is there any other optimum method to do this with less instruction cycles? read more
c
gcc
arm
0votes
1answer

Why is my packaging step failing in teambuild?

I'm just the build guy, I didn't write the web app and don't know much about web apps (as will become abundantly clear, I'm sure). So dude tells me we need to run "msbuild /T:Package /P:Configuration=Release" to package his app. Okay. There's multiple solutions in his build definition and only [...] read more
msbuild
tfs2010
tfsbuild
packaging
0votes
1answer

Problems with LDAP

I am having trouble with LDAP. Now I use this code: DirectoryEntry ldapConnection = new DirectoryEntry("LDAPS://*******.com:636", "User@bloom.local", "Password"); ldapConnection.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.SecureSocketsLayer; DirectorySearcher search = new DirectorySearcher(ldapConnection); var result = search.Filter = "(objectClass=*)"; search.FindAll(); I spent a large number of experiments, but never received: > Unknown error (0x80005000) or > The [...] read more
c#
ldap
directoryentry
0votes
1answer

InteropServices.COMException

I have a problem with an MVC proyect I have. The stack is the following: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_Name() at PosmanWeb2.Controllers.Helpers.SessionHelpers.GetGroup(SearchResult result) at PosmanWeb2.Controllers.Helpers.SessionHelpers.GetPerfilAD(SearchResult result) at PosmanWeb2.Controllers.Helpers.SessionHelpers.GetUser() at PosmanWeb2.Controllers.Helpers.SessionHelpers.ConnectActiveDirectory() The Methods on SessionHelpers are part of the proyect, the last one seems [...] read more
c#
asp.net-mvc
active-directory
0votes
1answer

active directory group.members.contains crashes on "Users" with unknown error

static void Main(string[] args) { var groupNames = args; var principalContext = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain); var user = UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity(principalContext, Environment.UserName); var groupPrincipals = new List<GroupPrincipal>(); groupPrincipals.AddRange(groupNames.Select(name => GroupPrincipal.FindByIdentity(principalContext, IdentityType.Name, name))); groupPrincipals = groupPrincipals.Where(gp => gp != null).ToList(); Console.WriteLine(groupPrincipals.Any(gp => gp.Members.Contains(user))); Console.ReadKey(); } When I'm trying to run this code it crashes [...] read more
c#
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Unable to get all DirectoryEntry in a Forest

I'm trying to get all directory entries in a forest. My code snippet is shown below: DirectoryContext dc = new DirectoryContext(DirectoryContextType.DirectoryServer, "xx.x.xxx.40", "w28\\administrator", "pwd"); Forest forest = Forest.GetForest(dc); Console.WriteLine("Domain count in forest: " + forest.Domains.Count); DomainCollection domains = forest.Domains; foreach (Domain d in domains) { Console.WriteLine(d.Name); //It doesn't work DirectoryEntry [...] read more
c#
.net
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Cannot get LDAP connection working - always "Unknown error"

I'm researching what I need to build an Active Directory search tool which ultimately will be used in a C# ASP.NET web app. I know very little about AD (and don't particularly want to know any more than necessary) so I've asked our tech ops to set up a dummy [...] read more
c#
asp.net
active-directory
ldap
connection-string
0votes
0answers

Error 0x80005000 using windows prompt to create a user in Active Directory

So I have the following code: System.Diagnostics.Process process = new System.Diagnostics.Process(); System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo startInfo = new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(); startInfo.WindowStyle = System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle.Maximized; startInfo.FileName = "CMD.exe"; string[] serverNameParts = ServerName.Split('.'); string CN1 = t1.Text, CN2 = "Users"; string pwd = t2.Text; startInfo.Arguments = "/c dsadd user " + "CN=" + CN1 + ",CN=" + [...] read more
c#
active-directory
directoryservices
0votes
0answers

C# Error reading domains in different domain

I have this code that works just fine when logged onto a domain: DirectoryContext context = new DirectoryContext(DirectoryContextType.DirectoryServer, serverIP, username, password); var forest1 = Forest.GetForest(context); using (var forest = Forest.GetForest(context)) { foreach (Domain domain in forest.Domains) { DirectoryEntry deDomain = domain.GetDirectoryEntry(); MessageBox.Show(String.Format("{0} {1} {2}", domain.Name, deDomain.Path, deDomain.Guid)); } } And [...] read more
c#
active-directory
directoryservices
0votes
1answer

C# Get Domain Active directory Information by Windows Credentials

I've been searching a lot on the web for Active Directories and windows authentications. I've succeded on getting the User information from the Domain AD but I had to pass the User name AND PASSWORD. So to put you into my context : I have a Domain where I've set [...] read more
c#
visual-studio-2013
active-directory
windows-authentication
0votes
1answer

Active Directory user name error in C#

I tried to display current user name in web appin c# but it is showing as error (Unknown error (0x80005000)) in the label that I try to display the user name in this label. System.Security.Principal.IPrincipal User; User = System.Web.HttpContext.Current.User; string opl = User.Identity.Name; string username = GetFullName(opl); lblUserName.Text = username; [...] read more
c#
active-directory
0votes
1answer

COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error - UserPrincipal.set_GivenName(String value)

I have the following code which is called inside of an ASP.NET application: public DomainUserInfo GetDomainUserInfoByName(string domain, string firstName, string lastName) { string[] domainArray = domain.Split(','); foreach (string d in domainArray) { var principalContext = new PrincipalContext(ContextType.Domain, d); var userPrincipal = new UserPrincipal(principalContext) {GivenName = firstName, Surname = lastName}; using [...] read more
c#
iis
active-directory
0votes
0answers

LDAP Authentication Unspecified error 0x80005000

Here is the gist of my code. Public Sub GetADUserList(ByVal ADLoc As String, ByVal vLock As Boolean, ByVal vDays As Integer, ByVal move As Boolean, ByVal vMoveFolder As String, ByVal server As String, resultFile As String) Dim entry As New DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry("LDAP://" & ADLoc) Dim mySearcher As New DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher(entry) mySearcher.PageSize = [...] read more
vb.net
authentication
ldap
directoryentry
0votes
1answer

System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException trying to manage remote iis7 pools

I'm writing a tool to automate the deploying of several website to remote machines, and i need to manage some IIS7 pools during the website publishing. I wrote a function to manage local pools without impersonation and it worked well, so i edited like this: [DllImport("advapi32.DLL", SetLastError = true)] public [...] read more
c#
iis-7
impersonation
0votes
1answer

Adding local users to a group of servers

Got what maybe a unique problem here. I have a bunch of servers that I need to add new local user accounts to. I thought i had found my answer with the following command: # Create new local Admin user for script purposes $date = Get-Date -Format yyyy-MM-dd $servers = [...] read more
powershell-v3.0
0votes
1answer

Escape ldap dn in DirectoryEntry

I'm trying to get DirectoryEntry from OpenLDAP server for a dn that looks like "LDAP://server/cn=John Smith+sn=Smith,ou=people,dc=corp,dc=org": > New-Object "LDAP://server/cn=John Smith+sn=Smith,ou=people,dc=corp,dc=org", "user", "pass", "FastBind" It returns error 0x80005000, which, I assume means that some characters in dn are not escaped. (For any dn that do not contains '+sn=' this code works [...] read more
.net
ldap
openldap
0votes
0answers

AD throws COMException with Error Code -2147463168

Unbekannter Fehler (0x80005000) bei System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) bei System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() bei System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObject() bei System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll(Boolean findMoreThanOne) bei System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll() this is what is returned. My code looks like: string domain = DNFilterEntry.Key; DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry("LDAP://" + ((domain != "") ? "DC=" + domain : "")); DirectorySearcher searcher = new DirectorySearcher(entry); searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("displayName"); searcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add("mail"); [...] read more
c#
active-directory
comexception
0votes
0answers

Directory Searcher Exception

I have written following code to search directory but Searcher.FindOne(); i got exception [Unknown error (0x80005000)] bool Success = false; System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry Entry = new System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry("LDAP://" + Domain, Username, Password); System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher Searcher = new System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher(Entry); Searcher.SearchScope = System.DirectoryServices.SearchScope.OneLevel; try { System.DirectoryServices.SearchResult Results = Searcher.FindOne(); Success = (Results != null); } catch [...] read more
c#
.net
0votes
1answer

C#, UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity always throw exception: "Server sent a referer" or unknown 0x80005000

I spend a whole day and got nothing. I'm developing a web app that authenticate using domain user/password. The code is followed. the first half is ok, I can get output: "the user and pass is: True." Then, UserPrincipal.FindByIdentity throws error, either "server sent a referer" or "unknown 0x80005000". I [...] read more
c#
userprincipal
0votes
1answer

DirectoryServices Get Error 0x80005000 when using special symbol '/'

When I try to add the ADUser to ADGroup , I get the error(0x80005000) addUserToGroup("userA","CB HQ (P&D)"); <--Its work to add the user in group addUserToGroup("userb","CB HQ (P/D)"); when the program access to --if (!dirEntry.Properties["member"].Contains(userPath))-- will throw the error(0x80005000) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- static void addUserToGroup(String loginName, String groupName){ string groupPath = String.Format("{0}CN={1},OU={2},{3}", [...] read more
directoryservices
0votes
1answer

Adding user to servers' administrator group, encountering error

I'm working on a script that will let me add a user to a group of servers, and then remove said user from the group at a later date. Right now I can make the script work when I only have one server but when I use a comma-separated list [...] read more
powershell
active-directory
0votes
1answer

COMException-error when doing LDAP-call

Here is the relevant code: string ldapPath = Settings.Default.LDAPServer + Settings.Default.StartPath; entry = new DirectoryEntry(ldapPath, username, password, AuthenticationTypes.None); `entry.Properties[propertyName]` // The exception is throwed at this line inside of the GetAllOccurencesOfProperty-method: Here is the error message: 2013-04-23 13:55:44,895 ERROR [12] EPiServer.DataAbstraction.ScheduledJob.ExecuteStaticMethod - 3.1.2 Failed to execute job 94d9b172-591b-4893-8d29-1204b99cf8bd System.Exception: CurrentPrincipal: [...] read more
c#
.net
ldap
0votes
1answer

Connect to AD domain with authentication using Python

I'm using Python to write a simple client to Move users, Reset password, Extend user account using Tim Golden's active_directory module. Currently I'm using the module with the default domain that I logged in with, and it works perfectly. But now I can't find any way to connect to another [...] read more
python
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Error 0x80005000 with LdapConnection and LDAPS

Before I start, I've already visited Unknown Error (0x80005000) with LDAPS Connection and changed my code and while it did solve the problem it seems that it has mysteriously come back. Here's the good stuff: public static bool Authenticate(string username, string password, string domain) { bool authentic = false; try [...] read more
c#
asp.net
ldap
ldapconnection
0votes
1answer

Active Directory authentication in ASP.NET

I am trying to implement active directory authentication but I am getting exception which is like System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was caught Message=Unknown error (0x80005000) Source=System.DirectoryServices ErrorCode=-2147463168 StackTrace: at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.get_AdsObject() at System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindAll(Boolean findMoreThanOne) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher.FindOne() at ConsoleApplication1.ADAuthentication.AuthenticateADUsers(String userNameWithDomain, String password) in C:\Users\awadhendrat\documents\visual studio 2010\Projects\ConsoleApplication1\ConsoleApplication1\Program.cs:line 83 at ConsoleApplication1.Program.Main(String[] args) [...] read more
c#
c#-4.0
active-directory
c#-3.0
0votes
0answers

MVC app gives exception when communicating with MS 2008 Domain Controller to get user password

I have an MVC application that just recently started failing on my production IIS 7.5 server during an operation that retreives the users password information. The same application running on a development IIS Server or on my personal computer with localhost is able to communicate with the domain controller as [...] read more
windows
iis
iis-7.5
0votes
1answer

Log in using AD credentials in C#

I am using following code to validate AD users string strLDAP = "LDAP://dc=ADServerIP/cn=Users,DC=Domain; DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry(strLDAP, usr, pwd); object nativeObject = entry.NativeObject; return true; I am getting the following exception when executing object nativeObject = entry.NativeObject; > System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80005000): Unknown error (0x80005000) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind(Boolean throwIfFail) at System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry.Bind() at [...] read more
c#
asp.net
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Find group membership using System.DirectoryServices.AccountManagement

I'm trying to authenticate a user against Active Directory using the types in the AccountManagement namespace/assembly in my .NET 4 application (VisualStudio 2010). Here is the code I have: private Boolean ValidateUser(String domainName, String userName, String password) { var ou = String.Format(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture, "LDAP://{0}.mydomain.com/dc={0},dc=mydomain,dc=com", domainName); var domain = String.Format(CultureInfo.InvariantCulture, "{0}.mydomain.com", domainName); [...] read more
active-directory
directoryservices
account-management
0votes
1answer

DirectoryEntry.Properties["Path"].Value.ToString(); IIS7 issue. C#

Currently getting Unknown error (0x80005000) - Linked to "COM Exception" in C# when running the following codestring virtualDirectory = GetVirtualDirPath("IIS://localhost", "1", reportUrl); static string GetVirtualDirPath(string iisHost, string siteName, string vdName) { string adsiPath = iisHost + "/W3SVC/" + siteName + "/Root/test/" + vdName; try { DirectoryEntry entry = new DirectoryEntry(adsiPath); [...] read more
c#
asp.net
iis-7
iis-6
iis-7.5
0votes
2answers

How to fetch users from an Active Directory Organisational Unit having '//' in its name

I have an Organizational Unit in my Active Directory having '//' in its name for example 'Turbo//Boost'. and when I try to find users using directory searcher it throws error > Unknown Error(0x80005000) Any idea how can I solve this issue? Thanks. read more
c#
.net
active-directory
0votes
1answer

Problem while accessing active directory using C# DirectoryServices

string ldapPath = "ldap://db.debian.org:389/uid=ma,ou=users,dc=debian,dc=org"; DirectoryEntry dEntry = new DirectoryEntry(ldapPath, null, null, AuthenticationTypes.Anonymous); DirectorySearcher search = new DirectorySearcher(dEntry); search.Filter = "((objectClass=*))"; search.FindAll(); I am using the above code from my C# forms application. Whenever i am calling the FindAll() I am getting an exception as below. > System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException was unhandled Message="Unknown [...] read more
c#
active-directory
directoryservices
0votes
0answers

UserPrincipal.GetAuthorizationGroups() Error

When I call this method I get a > COMException Exception from HRESULT: 0x80005000. While using the debugger, I put the UserPrincipal variable in the QuickWatch and then execute GetAuthorizedGroups() the method succeeds. I am then able to continue running the application. Any ideas? Updated with code sample: var groups [...] read more
c#
active-directory
directoryservices
0votes
1answer

Get unknown error (0x80005000) when running code: set password user account

This code failed on this line with unknown error (0x80005000) using System; using System.DirectoryServices; // correct the userPath!!! string userPath = "WinNT://"+Environment.MachineName+"/"+Environment.UserDomainName+"//"+Environment.UserName; using (DirectoryEntry userEntry = new DirectoryEntry(userPath)) { object[] password = new object[] {"newPwd", "oldPwd"}; object ret = userEntry.Invoke("ChangePassword", password); userEntry.CommitChanges(); } read more
c#
active-directory
0votes
1answer

C# Deleting a IIS virtual directory on windows server 2003 gives a COMException

DirectoryEntry oDirectoryEntry = new DirectoryEntry(virtualDirMetaPath); oDirectoryEntry.DeleteTree(); This throws a COMException 0x80005000. Any pointers welcome. Creation of virtual directory is fine. Its only at uninstall I get this error logged in Event Viewver. read more
iis
virtual-directory
comexception
-1votes
3answers

Pool.Recycle() throwing exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)

I want to Recycle application pool programmatically after some interval of time. I tried it using 2 methods that are specified below. 1) public static void RecycleAppPools() { ServerManager serverManager = new ServerManager(); ApplicationPoolCollection appPools = serverManager.ApplicationPools; foreach (ApplicationPool ap in appPools) { //if(ap.Name== System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetCurrent().Name) ap.Recycle(); } } The above [...] read more
c#
iis
application-pool
-1votes
1answer

C# script to connnect to Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition

I have a c# script i am trying to use to connect to an Oracle Directory Server Enterprise EditionSo far i have had very little success. I am receiving a Unknown error (0x80005000) error messageCan somebody tell me what i am doing wrong. I have been researching the web and [...] read more
c#
oracle
ldap

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