Windows 2000 Server Communication on different subnet


I have 2 windows 2000 server as DC's on 2 networks having different subnet masks, I wants them to communicate with each other. How I can proceed.

Kindly advise, early response will be appreciated.
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Add a further NIC to the servers with a new subnet and connect them together. You don't even need to use a hub or switch for this, you can use a standard crossover cable. If the reason for connecting the 2 servers is mainly for backup purposes, that method will also help to keep the rest of the network unaffected when the backup runs. Make sure you then create a trust relationship between the 2 servers.
iTeamIndiaAuthor Commented:
Kindly advise me in brief steps.

Add a new NIC to each server. Connect them to each other with a crossover cable or via an extra switch. Define a new IP Subnet for this network. Assign a unique static IP for each NIC inside that same subnet. Now you should be able to ping the each server from the other using this new IP.

Now, if the servers are on a different Domain, open the "Active Directory and trusts" applet on both servers, right click the domain, then properties, and then the "Trusts" tab. Click on the new trust button and follow the wizard.

If you are using this for backing up purposes, you will have to use the ip address of the server you want to backup when you create the backup job, that will ensure that the correct network will be used.

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iTeamIndiaAuthor Commented:
Kindly explain me, more on Trust Relationship and Site & Services. Also, these are applicable to connect DC's on different networks?

This is to connect different domains to each other, as the other site is not a member of the domain, he wouldn't be able to authenticate to resources of the other domain. By creating trust relationships between domains, you can allow accounts on one domain to connect to resources on the other.
iTeamIndiaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your reply
No problem and thanks too.
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