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I seem to not be able to create a security group global.  then create another security group global and make the previous security group a member of this one.  What is proper way to nest these items?
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use universal groups for nesting
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also make sure that your domain is in native mode for group nesting be available
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I have some users that are in another forest and domain.  We have a two way transitive trust setup between us.  I need to allow these users to access my sharepoint server.  So my question comes in that I need (or think I want) to put these users in a security group.    Then so they need acess to sharepoint I can make that security group  a member of the domain users group and they should have access.  I am in native mode
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with a multi domain setup like that you should create universal groups and nest these
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Can't convert to a "universal group" as the system says "The following Active Directory error occurred:  Foreign security principals cannot be members of universal groups."

So I tried to create a universal group but then it does not let me add users from other domain/forest.
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You should be able to add the Global Group from the other domain either in the local group where the resource resides or directly on the object.

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what was the issue of not being able to do what you wanted? could just not see the group or was it erroring? probably should have asked that first ha!
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I think he was trying to nest a Global Group from one domain inside a Global Group from the other.  It's not possible.

You can only nest GG's from the same domain.

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So is grouping even an answer here?  how do I give rights to some users on another domain/forest to use my sharepoint?  I started with groups as i have a trust with other domain/forest.  I was wanting to add them to a group .  then add that group to my domain users which would give them permission.  Thus my original questikon of how to add a group to another group.  Can this be done with groups or what is answer?
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Yes.  

Create a local group on the Sharepoint server.  Give the local group the permissions.  Add the Global group from the other domain to it.
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