Domain Trusts in Windows 2000 server environment-can't create

Posted on 2006-05-31
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I have 2 Windows 2000 Server domains controllers. I need to create a trust between the 2 domains. On both servers when I try to create the trust I get the message "the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted".  On all of my workstations which are members of Domain A I can see both domains in Network Places.  On Domain B I can see Domain A and even browse domain A and access all computers through Network Places.  On Domain A I can not see Domain B in network Places.  I have DNS service running on Domain A but not on Domain B. What am I doing wrong?
Question by:hjfullingim
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    Hi hjfullingim,

    you need DNS for domain B
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    This did solve the problem of not being able to browse the domain, however I am still unable to complete the trust.  I actually have done this before so I don't quite understand.  Even though I can now browse, I get a message that an account does not exist on  Domain A and then when I click OK I get another message that the domain can not be contacted.  Any suggestions?
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    are you deffinitely using a correct account from the remote domain (sounds dumb but hey)

    have you got entries in dns from both domains to access each other

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