Directory Services


The ldap_delete_s function is a synchronous operation that removes a leaf entry from the directory tree.

ULONG ldap_delete_s(
  LDAP* ld,
  PCHAR dn


[in] The session handle.
[in] A pointer to a null-terminated string that contains the distinguished name of the entry to delete.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is LDAP_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, it returns an error code. For more information, see Return Values.


Call ldap_delete_s to remove a leaf entry from the directory tree. Be aware that LDAP does not support deletion of entire subtrees in a single operation. As a synchronous operation, ldap_delete_s does not return until the operation is compete. Use ldap_delete or ldap_delete_ext to perform the delete operation asynchronously.

Multithreading: The ldap_delete_s function is thread-safe.

Note  When connecting to an LDAP 2 server, the application must perform a bind operation, by calling one of the ldap_bind or ldap_simple_bind routines, before attempting any other operations.


Client: Included in Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional.
Server: Included in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server.
Redistributable: Requires Active Directory Client Extension on Windows NT 4.0 SP6a and Windows 95/98/Me.
Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on all platforms.
Header: Declared in Winldap.h.
Library: Use Wldap32.lib.

See Also

Functions, ldap_bind, ldap_delete, ldap_delete_ext, ldap_simple_bind, Modifying a Directory Entry, Return Values