Directory Services


The DsReplicaDel function removes a replication source reference from a destination naming context (NC).

DWORD DsReplicaDel(
  LPCTSTR NameContext,
  ULONG Options


[in] Bind handle to the directory service.
[in] Pointer to a constant null-terminated string that specifies the distinguished name (DN) of the destination NC from which to remove the replica. The destination NC record must exist locally as either an object, instantiated or not, or a reference phantom, for example, a phantom with a GUID.
[in] Pointer to a constant null-terminated Unicode string that specifies the transport-specific address of the source directory system agent (DSA). This source server is identified by a string name, not by its UUID. A string name appropriate for DsaSrc is usually a DNS name that is based on a GUID, where the GUID part of the name is the GUID of the nTDSDSA object for the source server.
[in] Passes additional data used to process the request. This parameter can be a combination of the following values.
Value Meaning
DS_REPDEL_ASYNCHRONOUS_OPERATION Performs this operation asynchronously.
DS_REPDEL_IGNORE_ERRORS Ignores any error generated from contacting the source to instruct it to remove this NC from its list of servers to which it replicates.
DS_REPDEL_INTERSITE_MESSAGING Signifies the replica is mail-based rather than synchronized using native directory service RPC.
DS_REPDEL_LOCAL_ONLY Does not contact the source to tell it to remove this NC from its list of servers to which it replicates. If this flag is not set and the link is based in RPC, the source is contacted.
DS_REPDEL_NO_SOURCE Deletes all the objects in the NC. This option is valid only for read-only NCs with no source.
DS_REPDEL_REF_OK Allows deletion of a read-only replica even if it sources other read-only replicas.
DS_REPDEL_WRITEABLE Signifies that the replica deleted can be written to.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.

If the function fails, the return value is a standard Win32 API error or ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER if a parameter is incorrect.


Client: Included in Windows XP and Windows 2000 Professional.
Server: Included in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server.
Redistributable: Requires Active Directory Client Extension on Windows NT 4.0 SP6a and Windows 95/98/Me.
Unicode: Implemented as Unicode and ANSI versions on Windows NT/2000/XP.
Header: Declared in Ntdsapi.h.
Library: Use Ntdsapi.lib.

See Also

DsReplicaAdd, DsReplicaModify, DsReplicaSync, DsReplicaUpdateRefs, Domain Controller and Replication Management Functions