We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Active Directory Forest Problem & Trusts

lindows101
lindows101 asked
on
330 Views
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.

Problem:

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)
Comment
Watch Question
Editor-in-Chief
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 10 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE