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CreateTrustRelationship Method

Domain.CreateTrustRelationship Method

Creates both sides of a trust relationship with the specified domain.

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

public void CreateTrustRelationship (
	Domain targetDomain,
	TrustDirection direction
public void CreateTrustRelationship (
	Domain targetDomain, 
	TrustDirection direction
public function CreateTrustRelationship (
	targetDomain : Domain, 
	direction : TrustDirection
Not applicable.



A Domain object that represents the domain that the trust is being created with.


One of the TrustDirection members that determines the direction of the trust, relative to this domain.

Exception typeCondition


The trust relationship already exists.


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


The target server is either busy or unavailable.


targetDomain is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


direction is not a valid TrustDirection value.


The object has been disposed.


The specified account does not have permission to perform this operation.

This method creates both sides of a trust relationship with a single method call. The Domain.CreateLocalSideOfTrustRelationship method is used to create only one side of a trust.

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

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