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Active Directory Forest Problem & Trusts

lindows101 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Ok, I have an interesting issue that I hope I can get a resolution on.

Let me state the facts first:

1. About a year ago we opened a new remote location and installed a new server as a separate domain and named it remote1.mydomain.com it was created in a new tree & new forest (I guess the thinking was that it was going to be a separate entity and that 2000 server was no where else in our organization)

2. A month ago our corporate offices upgraded to 2000 & AD, the domain was named mydomain.com and was created in a new tree & new forest (still no one was thinking that the 2 domains needed to access eachother).

3. Upgraded to Exchange 2000 Server and then decided that it was an urgent necessity to have these two domains trust eachother.


The issue is that I cannot for the life of me get these 2 domains to trust eachother. They are in separate forests & trees but have a similar DNS name (one called remote1.mydomain.com & mydomain.com). I originally thought it was a DNS resolution issue, but know I really dont know and was hoping some of you experts might be able to assist me.

Demoting & Repromoing the remote location should be considered last resort as well as upgrading it to 2003 server and renaming it.

Can I create a trust between these two locations?
Thanks. Also, question points will be increased to 500 shortly (250 is all i have right now but I am purchasing more)
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