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Domain.VerifyTrustRelationship Method

Verifies that a previously established trust with the specified domain is valid.

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

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



A Domain object that represents the domain with which the trust exists.


A TrustDirection value that specifies the direction, relative to this domain, of the trust.

Return Value

If the trust is verified, the method returns without throwing an exception. If the trust could not be verified, the method will throw an ActiveDirectoryObjectNotFoundException exception.

Exception typeCondition


There is no trust relationship with the domain that is specified by the targetDomain parameter, or the target domain does not have the trust direction that is specified by the direction parameter.


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 verifies that a trust relationship has been fully established. The trust is not established until both sides of the trust have been created.

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