Trust Relationship over WAN

We have one domain in Tel-Aviv and another one in LA,
i have to setup the trust relationship between them but when i try to add the second domain as trusted it can't find the PDC even when i made a static maping of the LA PDC in my WINS

Can anybody provide a to do list for this procedure ????
I really need it ..
Who is Participating?
Hi :)

Why not use netdom (included in NT Resource Kit) utility which let u create the trust from command line by specifying the domain names and user names/ password.

This info is from Article ID: Q175025.

Suppose MYMASTERDOM is the name of the master domain (that is, the trusted  domain) and MYRESOURCEDOM the name of the resource domain (the trusting      domain) that will trust the master domain.

With NETDOM, you can build the trust relationship from the command line. To do this, perform the following steps:

        1.On the master domain, use the following command to create a resource computer account (note that this command should appear on a single line):


        2.On the resource domain, use the following command to establish a trust with the master domain (note that this command should appear on a single line):


NETDOM can also build a trust relationship and complete the operations above all at once. If you have an  administrator access to the resource domain, the either of the following commands builds the trust relationship in one step (note that these commands should each appear on a single line):



(If you need to enter an administrator account for the resource domain)

NETDOM /Domain:MYRESOURCEDOM /User:MYRESOURCEDOM\<administrator user>
/Password:<administrator password> MASTER MYMASTERDOM <trust password>

You can run the second command above from the master domain primary domain controller (PDC) or from any Windows NT computer as soon as you have an administrator access to the master domain.

For more information on the NETDOM command, refer to the Windows NT 4.0 Resource Kit documentation.
alexbAuthor Commented:
Both sides can ping each other and both sides recieve information about the other PDC when typing "nbtstat -a PDC"

Try adding the addresses to the LMHOSTS file.
example    computername        #PRE
Cloud Class® Course: Amazon Web Services - Basic

Are you thinking about creating an Amazon Web Services account for your business? Not sure where to start? In this course you’ll get an overview of the history of AWS and take a tour of their user interface.

alexbAuthor Commented:
done , but still can't find the PDC
The computer must be rebooted after adding the entries to the lmhosts file, or nbtstat -R   can be run from the command line to reload the netbios cache table.
alexbAuthor Commented:
Reboot done after LMHOSTS file import ....
A Few things to check --  (From My Enterprise Training)
   --  Only Admnistrators can setup trusts (This is a given). You must be signed on as        administrator to establish/accept a trust.
   --  The PDC's must be "free of session's". There can be no connections between the two        computers (No Shares or connections).
   --  Both Computer must have a common protocol (which I believe that you have with        TCP/IP)
Setup your Trusts on the Trusted side first. Then Do the Trusting Side...

Let me know if this helps. Make double sure there are no shares between the machines this is a big kicker.

Ok you have DomainA and DomainB.  I'm assumming you know the difference between trusting and trusted so I won't explain that.
1.  Log on as Administrator in DomainB
2.  Start User manger for domains.
3.  Choose Policies, Trust Relationships
     the Trust Relationships windows comes up
4.  Click on the  Add button next to the Trusting Domains box.
     the Add Trusting Domain window comes up
5.  Enter the name of DomainA, the initial password and confirm      password.  Hit OK
6.  Log on as Administrator in DomainA
7.  Start User manger for domains.
8.  Choose Policies, Trust Relationships
     the Trust Relationships windows comes up
9.  Click the Add button next to the Trusted Domains box.
     the Add Trusted Domain window comes up
10.  Enter DomainB and the password used in step 5.  Hit OK

This will set up a one-way trust, to set up a two way trust do the say thing but switch DomainA with DomainB and vice-versa.

Since One domain is in Tel-Aviv and one in LA I assume that two people are working on this at the same time.  You should do this over the phone at the same time.  Make sure that DomainB is set up to trust DomainA before you start up on DomainA (otherwise Domain will return an error stating that there trust relationship can not be verified at this time.

If you have any questions just ask,

alexbAuthor Commented:
Thanks but that's what i know myself , the problem is that when i try to add the second domain it cannot find it's PDC
Did you check the shares between the machines?

alexbAuthor Commented:
what shares ??? , i can map the C$ of the other domain .
You just need to be sure that there are no shared resources (ie like Mapped Drives) between the two machines. This will cause the trust to not work.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.