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ActiveDirectorySite Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the ActiveDirectorySite class, using the specified DirectoryContext object.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)
public ActiveDirectorySite(
	DirectoryContext context,
	string siteName


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

A DirectoryContext object for creating this site.

Type: System.String

The name for the new site.


A call to the underlying directory service resulted in an error.


The target server is either busy or unavailable.


This exception will occur for any one of the following reasons:

  • The target in the context parameter is not a forest, configuration set, domain controller, or an AD LDS server.

  • siteName is an empty string.


context or siteName is null.


The credentials that were supplied are not valid.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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