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Domain.GetDomain Method

Gets the Domain object for the specified context.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)

public static Domain GetDomain(
	DirectoryContext context


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

An DirectoryContext object that contains the target and credentials to use to retrieve the object. The type of the context must be a domain or directory server.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.Domain
An Domain object that represents the domain for the specified context.


A connection to the target specified in context could not be made.


context is not valid.


context is null.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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