GlobalCatalog.GetDirectorySearcher Method

Retrieves a DirectorySearcher object for the global catalog server.

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

public override DirectorySearcher GetDirectorySearcher ()
public DirectorySearcher GetDirectorySearcher ()
public override function GetDirectorySearcher () : DirectorySearcher
Not applicable.

Return Value

A DirectorySearcher object for the global catalog server.

Exception typeCondition


The global catalog server has been disabled.


The current 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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