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Specifying Alternate ADO Credentials

By default, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) searches Active Directory (AD) using the currently logged-on user's credentials. If you need to specify alternate credentials, configure the User ID, Password, and Encrypt Password properties on the Command object. Use the same syntax to set these properties on the Command object as you would when configuring the Connection object, as in the following code:


Command.Properties.Item("User ID") = "Administrator"
Command.Properties.Item("Password") = "password"
Command.Properties.Item("Encrypt Password") = True


For more information about setting alternate credentials and using ADO to search AD, see Microsoft’s Searching with ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Web page at

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