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DomainController.GetDomainController Method

Retrieves a DomainController object for the specified context.

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

public static DomainController GetDomainController(
	DirectoryContext context


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DirectoryContext
A DirectoryContext object that contains the target and credentials to use to retrieve the object. The target of this context must be a domain controller.

Return Value

Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DomainController
A DomainController object that represents the domain controller that was found.


A connection to the target specified in context could not be made.


context is null.


context is not valid.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.