FindAllDiscoverableGlobalCatalogs Method ()
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Forest.FindAllDiscoverableGlobalCatalogs Method ()

Finds all of the discoverable global catalogs in this forest.

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

public GlobalCatalogCollection FindAllDiscoverableGlobalCatalogs ()
public GlobalCatalogCollection FindAllDiscoverableGlobalCatalogs ()
public function FindAllDiscoverableGlobalCatalogs () : GlobalCatalogCollection
Not applicable.

Return Value

A GlobalCatalogCollection that contains the collection of global catalogs that were found.

Exception typeCondition


The target server is either busy or unavailable.


The object has been disposed.

You can find discoverable domain controllers by querying DNS SRV records. Only global catalogs that register a generic, non-site-specific, GC SRV record are returned by this method.

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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