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The NetGetAnyDCName function gets the name of any domain controller for a domain that is directly trusted by the server name.

Security Requirements

No special group membership is required to successfully execute NetGetAnyDCName.


    LPCWSTR ServerName,

      LPCWSTR DomainName,

    OUT LPBYTE * Buffer



Pointer to a null-terminated Unicode string containing the name of the remote server on which the function is to execute. A NULL pointer or string specifies the local computer.
Specifies the name of domain (null for primary domain)
Returns a pointer to an allocated buffer containing the server name of a domain controller for the domain. The server name is prefixed by \\. The buffer should be deallocated using NetApiBufferFree.


If ServerName is a standalone Windows NT Workstation or standalone Windows NT Server, no DomainName is valid. If ServerName is a Windows NT Workstation that is a member of a domain or a Windows NT Server member, the DomainName must be in the same domain as ServerName. If ServerName is a Windows NT Server domain controller, the DomainName must be one of the domains trusted by the domain for which the server is a controller . The domain controller that this call finds has been operational at least once during this call.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is NERR_Success.

If the function fails, the return value is one of the following error codes.




Buffer successfully contains the name of the domain controller prefixed by \\.


No domain controllers could be found


The specified domain is not a trusted domain.


The client side of the trust relationship is broken.


The server side of the trust relationship is broken or the password is broken.


The server that responded is not a proper domain controller of the specified domain.

See Also


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