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ActiveDirectorySite.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
public ActiveDirectorySite (
	DirectoryContext context, 
	String siteName
public function ActiveDirectorySite (
	context : DirectoryContext, 
	siteName : String
Not applicable.



A DirectoryContext object for creating this site.


The name for the new site.

Exception typeCondition


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 ADAM 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.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0