How to update Active Directory Manager Filed

Updating Active Directory ‘Manager’ field using code snippet

Here is the code snippet to set the user manager field in AD.

let say we want to create a new user with loginname test1 and set the manager field of user “test2” to “test1”

//Creating the user test1

DirectoryEntry myLdapConnection= new DirectoryEntry(LDAPPath, LDAPUser, LDAPPassword, AuthenticationTypes.Secure);
DirectoryEntry test1 = myLdapConnection.Children.Add(“CN=” + “test1”, “user”);

//now get the user with loginname test2
DirectorySearcher directorySearch = new DirectorySearcher(myLdapConnection);
directorySearch.Filter = “(&(objectClass=user)(SAMAccountName=test2*))”;
SearchResult   results = directorySearch.FindOne();
if (results != null)
DirectoryEntry test2= new DirectoryEntry(results.Path, LDAPUser, LDAPPassword);
string distinguishedName=test2.Properties[“distinguishedName”][0].ToString();

//to set the manager field for a user in AD we need to assign it the distinguishedName of the user.
test1.Properties[“manager”] =distinguishedName;

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