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FIX: The DirectorySearcher class returns incorrect values when you search the Active Directory hierarchy
Article ID: 831961 - View products that this article applies to.
For a Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 version of this article, see 831960
If you use the DirectorySearcher class to search and to perform queries of the Microsoft Active Directory hierarchy, you may receive incorrect results.
This problem may occur if the value that is returned from the Active Directory is stored as an Integer8 value in the DirectorySearcher object. An Integer8 value is a Large integer that is used for 64-bit values. The DirectorySearcher object incorrectly converts this value to a Long.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 1.1 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 11-Nov-2003 01:45 1.1.4322.968 86,016 System.directoryservices.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the Standard Terminology That Is Used to Describe Microsoft Software Updates