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I have a laptop user from another company who I would like to be able to make a part of our domain when he visits.

His domain is: QU
Our domain is: HS

What is the best way to connect him to our domain?  I know I could go in on his laptop and join him to our domain when he visits, but is there a way I can trust him domain to ours??

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by:mikeleebrla
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you can set up a trust between the 2 domains in active directory domains and trust snap in,,,, or you could join him to your domain like you mentioned,,, but remember,,, a computer cannot be a member of 2 domains at the same time,, even with 3rd party tools..
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by:mmacdougall
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the computer doesnt need to be a member of 2 at the same time

I couldnt find where to add a trust in active directory.  I am using Win 2003 SBS
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by:mikeleebrla
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then i doubt SBS has trust capability then,,,,, you could try logging the user in with username@domain.com in the username field.
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by:Sembee
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SBS doesn't have trust capabilities.

The only way that you are going to make this work is for the user to have local admin rights and know the local admin password and have the relevant rights on both your domain and the remote domain.
Comes to you, drops the machine out of the other domain, reboots, connects to your domain.
Then when he goes back to the other site, the process needs to be repeated.

No other way round it I am afraid.

Simon.
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by:mmacdougall
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Are you sure?

On the server I went into Active Directory Domains and Trusts.  What is this for then?
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by:Sembee
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That is standard part of the AD tool set. It doesn't just deal with trusts, but other aspects of the domain.

Simon.
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by:mmacdougall
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There is a new trust button, will this not work
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by:mikeleebrla
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Like Sembee said "SBS doesn't have trust capabilities" so NO it will not work.  I think we have answered your initial question haven't we????
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by:mmacdougall
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Hey thanks Mikeleebrla
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You could use AD delegation and netdom command to give your visitor the ability to join his laptop to your domain.
Create an OU and a computer account for the laptop.
Give the user account that your visitor uses in your domain permission to join his laptop to domain (using ADUC delegate wizard in the laptop OU)
Then use command 'netdom join /domain:yourdomain /userd:visitor's_account /passwordd:*' at laptop to join it to your domain. You could create a shortcut from the command.

hope this helps
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