DomainController.SeizeRoleOwnership Method

Causes this domain controller to take ownership of the specified role.

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

public void SeizeRoleOwnership (
	ActiveDirectoryRole role
public void SeizeRoleOwnership (
	ActiveDirectoryRole role
public function SeizeRoleOwnership (
	role : ActiveDirectoryRole
Not applicable.



One of the ActiveDirectoryRole members that specifies which role the domain controller should take ownership of.

Exception typeCondition


role is not valid.


The current object has been disposed.

This method is a destructive operation because it causes the role to be taken without the cooperation of the server that currently holds the role. The DomainController.TransferRoleOwnership method should be used instead whenever possible.

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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