Directory Services

Deleting an Entire Directory Subtree

The following code example deletes the DSMLTesting container object and all related subobjects from the LDAP directory.

<se:Envelope xmlns:se="">
   <se:Body xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:DSML:2:0:core">
		 <delRequest dn="ou=DSMLTesting,dc=fabrikam,dc=com">
			<control type="1.2.840.113556.1.4.805" criticality="false"/>

The <se:Envelope> and <se:Body> SOAP elements wrap the DSML payload. The first element of the DSML payload, <batchRequest>, is the mandatory top-level element for all DSML V2 requests. The <delRequest> element uses the LDAP tree delete control OID ("1.2.840.113556.1.4.805") to delete the DSMLTesting container object and its related subobjects from the directory.

For more information about how to send and receive the SOAP messages, see Transmitting and Receiving SOAP-DSML Messages.