OK I've been staring at this code all day and still with everything I
have tried I cannot figure out two problems I am having. Once is why
the space limit for the directory I create in the code fails. Second,
why the data reader is reading every other record. Here is all of the
source code for my little application followed by the contents of the
log file that it dumps out:
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Imports System
Imports System.Xml
Imports System.IO
Imports System.data.oledb
Imports System.Data.sqlclient

Public Class Form1
Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form
Private logFileName As String = "AccountGeneration"
Private logFileExt As String = ".log"
Private logFile As TextWriter
Private timeStamp As String = Replace(DateString, "-", "") &
Replace(TimeString, ":", "")

Private newAccounts As Long

Private ref As SAGReference = New SAGReference
Private tree As String = ""
Private organization As String = ""
Private volText As String = ""
Private directoryName As String = ""

Private volume As String = ""
Private volDirectory As String = ""
Private directorySpace As Long = 100000

Private Sub btnGenerate_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal
e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnGenerate.Click
generateAccounts()
End Sub

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
ref = New SAGReference
Dim currentLDAPServer As String = ref.SAG_CURRENT_LDAP_SERVER
tree = ref.SAG_CAS_TREE
organization = ref.SAG_CAS_ORGANIZATION
volText = ref.SAG_CAS_VOL_TEXT
directoryName = ref.SAG_CAS_DIRECTORY_NAME
End Sub

Private Sub generateAccounts()
'Dim SQL As String = "Select count(*) AS user_count from
User_Data_View"
Dim rowCount As Long = 0
Dim nullRecordCount = 0
Dim isNewAccount As Boolean
Dim createCount As Long = 0

Me.Cursor.Current() = System.Windows.Forms.Cursors.WaitCursor
Me.newAccounts = 0

Try
Dim appPath As String =
System.IO.Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection. Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetName().CodeBase )
appPath = appPath.Substring(0,
appPath.LastIndexOfAny("\"))
Me.logFile = File.CreateText("..\" + logFileName &
timeStamp & logFileExt)

Dim logString As String

Dim dsn As String =
"server=sandere;database=Student_Mirror;User ID=sa;Password=ma6ic4"
Dim myConn As New SqlConnection
Dim SQL As String = "SELECT count(*) AS Expr1 FROM
Student_Registered"
myConn.ConnectionString = dsn 'connString
myConn.Open() ' open the connection

' Lets get the total count first.
Dim cCommand As New SqlCommand(SQL, myConn)
cCommand.CommandText = SQL
cCommand.Connection = myConn
Dim myCntReader As SqlDataReader
myCntReader = cCommand.ExecuteReader()
If myCntReader.HasRows Then
While myCntReader.Read
rowCount = myCntReader("Expr1")
End While
End If
myConn.Close()

' Now lets get everything we need for each student.
SQL = "SELECT TOP 10 * FROM Student_Registered ORDER BY
username"
Dim myCommand As New SqlCommand(SQL, myConn)
'Dim myCommand As New SqlCommand("StudentsSelect", myConn)
'myCommand.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
Dim myReader As SqlDataReader
myConn.Open()
myReader = myCommand.ExecuteReader()

pbAccounts.Minimum = 0
pbAccounts.Maximum = rowCount
pbAccounts.Visible = True
rowCount = 0
nAccounts.Text = 0
nHomeDirs.Text = 0
spaceSet.Text = 0
trusteeSet.Text = 0

While myReader.Read
rowCount = rowCount + 1
logString = "Processing user:"
logRecord(processStudentAccount(myReader, logString))
stbStudents.Text = "Record " & rowCount & " of " &
pbAccounts.Maximum & " records processed."
End While
logRecord("Record " & rowCount & " of " &
pbAccounts.Maximum & " records processed.")
logRecord("================================================== =======================")
logRecord("New Accounts: " + nAccounts.Text + " Home Dir
Created: " + nHomeDirs.Text + " Trustees Set: " + trusteeSet.Text)
myReader.Close()
Catch fillexception As System.Exception
MessageBox.Show(fillexception.Message)
Finally
Me.logFile.Flush()
Me.logFile.Close()
Me.Cursor.Current() = System.Windows.Forms.Cursors.Default
End Try

End Sub

Private Function processStudentAccount(ByVal inReader As
SqlDataReader, ByVal logString As String) As String
Dim studentAccountName As String
Dim studentCollege As String
If inReader.Read() Then
studentAccountName = CStr(inReader("username")).Trim(" ")
studentCollege = Me.DeNull(inReader("college"))
logString += studentAccountName
End If
Dim college As String = getCollegeName(studentCollege)
Dim isNewAccount As Boolean
Dim userEntry As NWDirLib.NWEntry
Dim studentEntry As NWDirLib.NWEntry
Dim studentEntryPath As String = "NDS:\\" & tree & "\" &
organization & "\STUDENT\" & college & "\" & studentAccountName
Dim homeDirPath As String = "NDS:\\" & tree & "\" &
organization & "\NWCLUSTER_STUDENT"

Try
studentEntry = doFindEntry(studentEntryPath)
userEntry = studentEntry
If IsNothing(userEntry) Then
isNewAccount = True
nAccounts.Text += 1
Else
isNewAccount = False
logString += createHomeDirectory(userEntry,
directoryName, homeDirPath, Me.directorySpace, college)
End If
Catch exception As System.Exception
Dim eMsg = exception.Message & " == " & exception.HelpLink
logString += "Unhandled exception '" + eMsg + "' while
processing."
End Try

Return logString
End Function

Private Function createHomeDirectory(ByRef inUser As
NWDirLib.NWEntry, ByVal inDirectoryName As String, ByVal
inUserFullName As String, ByVal inDirAmount As Long, ByVal college As
String) As String
Dim MKDir As NWVolAdmLib.NWEntryType
Dim Path As New NWDirLib.NWPath
Dim NewDirectory As NWVolAdmLib.NWEntry
Dim NewTrustee As NWVolAdmLib.NWTrustee 'Making a trustee
object
Dim shortName As String = inUser.ShortName
Dim logRec As String

MKDir = NWVolAdmLib.NWEntryType.NETWAREDIR 'Specifies that
this object is a directory
NWVolAdm1.FullName = getVolume()

Dim d1 As String = "\" & inDirectoryName & "\" & shortName
Try
NewDirectory = NWVolAdm1.FindEntry(NWVolAdm1.FullName &
d1)
logRec += " N"
Catch ex As Exception
Try
'Creating the directory
NewDirectory = NWVolAdm1.Entry.Entries.Add(d1, MKDir)
nHomeDirs.Text += 1
logRec += " Y"
Catch exp As Exception
logRec += " - " + exp.Message + "::" +
exp.InnerException.Message.ToString()
End Try
End Try
Dim t1 = "NDS:\\" & tree & "\" & organization & "\Student\" &
college & "\" & shortName
Try
'getting reference to trustee objects of directory
NewTrustee = NewDirectory.Trustees.Add(t1)
'setting rights
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Create = True
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Erase = True
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Write = True
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Modify = True
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Read = True
NewTrustee.EffectiveRights.Scan = True
trusteeSet.Text += 1
logRec += " Y"
Catch ex As Exception
logRec += " N"
End Try

'NewDirectory.Size = inDirAmount
Dim limit As NWVolAdmLib.NWSpaceLimit
'Dim NWVolAdm2 As NWVolAdm
'limit = NWVolAdm1.SpaceLimits.Add(t1, inDirAmount)
'NewDirectory.DontCompress = True
'NewDirectory.RenameInhibit = True
'NWVolAdm1.SpaceLimits(getVolume())
Dim spcLimit As NWVolAdmLib.NWSpaceLimit
Dim HomeDirVolume = getVolume()
NWVolAdm1.FullName = HomeDirVolume
t1 = getVolume() + "\Home\" + shortName
Try
spcLimit = NWVolAdm1.SpaceLimits.Add(t1,
CLng(inDirAmount))
spaceSet.Text += 1
logRec += " Y"
Catch ex As Exception
logRec += " N"
End Try

NewTrustee = Nothing
NewDirectory = Nothing
Return logRec
End Function

'################################################# ############################################
'PRIVATE functions for validation
'
'
'################################################# ############################################

Private Sub logRecord(ByVal inMsg As String)
Me.logFile.WriteLine(inMsg)
End Sub

Private Function doFindEntry(ByVal Path As String) As
NWDirLib.NWEntry
Try
Return NWDir1.FindEntry(Path)
Catch ex As Exception
If ex.Message <> "Directory entry not found" Then
Throw ex
Else
'MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
End If
End Try
End Function

Private Function DeNull(ByVal ThisValue As System.Object) As
System.Object
Return IIf(ThisValue Is DBNull.Value, 0, ThisValue)
End Function

Private Function getVolume() As String
volume = "NDS:\\" & tree & "\" & organization & "\" & volText
Return volume
End Function

Private Function getVolDirectory() As String
volDirectory = volume & "\" & directoryName
Return volDirectory
End Function

Private Function getCollegeName(ByRef collnum As Integer)
Dim sList As XmlNodeList
sList = readFile("Colleges.xml")
For Each myNode As XmlNode In sList
Dim sCode As String = myNode.ChildNodes(0).Value
If sCode = collnum Then
Dim aNode As XmlNode = myNode.PreviousSibling
Dim rName As String = aNode.ChildNodes(0).Value
Return rName
End If
Next
Return "Non Matrics"
End Function

Private Function readFile(ByRef fname As String)
Dim myDoc As New XmlDocument
Try
myDoc.Load("..\Colleges.xml")
Dim root As XmlNode = myDoc.DocumentElement()
Dim selectList As XmlNodeList =
root.SelectNodes("//colleges/college/code")
Return selectList
Catch ex As Exception
Me.logFile.WriteLine(ex.Message)
MessageBox.Show("Error reading Colleges: " + ex.Message)
End Try

End Function

Private Sub btnClose_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e
As System.EventArgs) Handles btnClose.Click
End
End Sub
End Class
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Processing user:aardenaw N N N
Processing user:abadd N N N
Processing user:abatems N N N
Processing user:abbaticm N N N
Processing user:abbinala N N N
Record 5 of 43379 records processed.
New Accounts: 0 Home Dir Created: 0 Trustees Set: 0
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The first time it ran the other functions (creating the home
directory, setting the trustee settings) all worked fine.

The following is what I get when I paste the exact SQL statement in to
Query Analyser and Enterprise Manager (MS SQL Server 2000).
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aardemas 18
aardenaw 23
aaronjm 32
abadd 28
abankwek 15
abatems 20
abbasns 15
abbaticm 42
abbeysc 22
abbinala 34
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As you can see every other name is being processed in the VB code so
for some reason my while read is only reading every other record.

Thanks