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LocatorOptions Enumeration

Specifies search flags for finding a domain controller in a domain.

This enumeration has a FlagsAttribute attribute that allows a bitwise combination of its member values.

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

public enum LocatorOptions

Member nameDescription
ForceRediscoveryForces cached domain controller data to be ignored when searching for domain controllers.
KdcRequiredSearch only for domain controllers that are currently running the Kerberos Key Distribution Center service.
TimeServerRequiredSearch only for domain controllers that are currently running the Windows Time service.
WriteableRequiredSearch only for writeable domain controllers.
AvoidSelfWhen searching for domain controllers from a domain controller, exclude this domain controller from the search. If the current computer is not a domain controller, this flag is ignored.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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


DomainFindDomainController(String, LocatorFlags)
DomainControllerFindOne(DirectoryContext, LocatorFlags)
DomainControllerFindOne(DirectoryContext, String, LocatorFlags)
ForestFindGlobalCatalog(String, LocatorFlags)
GlobalCatalogFindOne(DirectoryContext, LocatorFlags)
GlobalCatalogFindOne(DirectoryContext, String, LocatorFlags)
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