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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


Type: System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.ActiveDirectoryRole

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


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0