Domain.RaiseDomainFunctionality(DomainMode) Method


Raises the mode of operation for the domain.

 void RaiseDomainFunctionality(System::DirectoryServices::ActiveDirectory::DomainMode domainMode);
public void RaiseDomainFunctionality (System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DomainMode domainMode);
member this.RaiseDomainFunctionality : System.DirectoryServices.ActiveDirectory.DomainMode -> unit



An DomainMode enumeration value that specifies the new operation level for the domain.


A call to the underlying directory service resulted in an error.

The target server is either busy or unavailable.

Based on the current operating mode of the domain, the value specified for domainMode is not valid.

domainMode is not a valid DomainMode enumeration value.

The object has been disposed.

The specified account does not have permission to perform this operation.


The DomainMode value can be raised but not lowered. This means that raising the functionality level of the domain is not reversible and the decision to do this should be made carefully.

For more information about domain operational modes, see Domain and forest functionality.

The following table defines the valid values for domainMode based on the current operating mode of the domain.

Current mode Mode can be raised to
Windows2000MixedDomain Windows2000NativeDomain


Windows2000NativeDomain Windows2003Domain
Windows2003InterimDomain Windows2003Domain
Windows2003Domain None

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