Domain.FindDomainController Method (LocatorOptions)

Finds a domain controller in this domain that meets the specified criteria.

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

public DomainController FindDomainController (
	LocatorOptions flag
public DomainController FindDomainController (
	LocatorOptions flag
public function FindDomainController (
	flag : LocatorOptions
) : DomainController
Not applicable.



A combination of one or more of the LocatorOptions members that defines the type of domain controller to find.

Return Value

A DomainController that represents the domain controller that is found by this method.

Exception typeCondition


A domain controller cannot be located.


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


The flag parameter contains an invalid value.


The object has been disposed.

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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