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ActiveDirectorySite.FindByName Method

Returns a site based on a site name.

Namespace:  System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory
Assembly:  System.DirectoryServices (in System.DirectoryServices.dll)
static member FindByName : 
        context:DirectoryContext * 
        siteName:string -> ActiveDirectorySite


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext

An DirectoryContext object that is valid for this site.

Type: System.String

The name of the site to find.


The site could not be found for the given siteName in the context specified.


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 a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


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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