Database.ActiveDirectory Property

Gets the information about the Active Directory settings for the database.

Namespace: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll)

public DatabaseActiveDirectory ActiveDirectory { get; }
/** @property */
public DatabaseActiveDirectory get_ActiveDirectory ()

public function get ActiveDirectory () : DatabaseActiveDirectory

Property Value

A DatabaseActiveDirectory object that specifies the Active Directory settings for the database.

Updated text: 17 July 2006

The ActiveDirectory property points to a DatabaseActiveDirectory object, which can be used to register the referenced database Active Directory.

When you call the Register method to add a database to Active Directory, users can use Active Directory to find this database. This is useful in large organizations with many databases.

This namespace, class, or member is supported only in version 2.0 of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

   Registering a database in Active Directory can be performed only on instances of SQL Server that are installed on computers that are running Windows 2000 or later versions.

'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server

'Reference the AdventureWorks database
Dim db As Database
db = srv.Databases("AdventureWorks")

'Register the AdventureWorks database in the Active Directory 
'directory service.

Any public static (Shared in Microsoft Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Development Platforms

For a list of the supported platforms, see Hardware and Software Requirements for Installing SQL Server 2005.

Target Platforms



17 July 2006

Changed content:
  • Added text to the Remarks section.

  • Added code to the Example section.

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