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Updating the Active directory

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 17, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
 
I have a requirement to update certain properties (like company, physicalDeliveryOfficeName, info, homephone, Pager, mobile, telephoneNumber, department, ipPhone) of employees in Active Directory (LDAP). There are more than 100,000 employee records in active directory and the value for the above mentioned properties are available in SQL database. If I try to do iteration for each employee in Active Directory then it may take hours together. Please suggest best possible solution to update the employees AD property from SQL databas. 


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Hello Friend's


From long time i am facing problem with Reseting password of users of active directory from asp.net.


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