Active Directory Service (ADS) defines a naming convention that can uniquely identify a DirectScript object in a heterogeneous environment.

These names are called ADsPath strings. ADsPath strings are COM display names.

The two supported formats are:

The preferred format is the URL format. Through the IADs interface, all Active Directory Objects have three properties:

DirectScript uses the string "NTDS" so that you can connect to the DirectScript provider.

The syntax for a URL IADsPath looks like this:



 The same path in the case of OLE looks like this:


Note: The OLE convention uses a leading '@' and a trailing '!' around NTDS which is the ProgID of DirectScript as an ADS provider. However, the URL format is the preferred way of giving the ADsPath.


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