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Setting up trust between 2003 domain and 2000 domain

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I have 2 domains that reside in seperate states that are connected by a VPN tunnel with 6mb of bandwidth and using cisco equipment. I was able to setup  DNS zones in each domain and have no problem loading the dns files from the masters. If I run NSLOOKUP from the 2003 DC and type the name of the remote domain i get the list of all the domain controllers in the remote domain.
However, when i go to create the trust though i get the error "Cannot Continue: The Local Security Authority is unable to obtain an RPC connection to the domain controller DC.DOMAIN.COM. I am able to ping both the domain controllers by their name and the domain names themselves in each direction. When i ping the domain name it returns the address of the DC that is SOA for that domain. I am stumped so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
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maybe this can help..
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899148/en-us

also make sure NETBIOS is enabled on DC's(both forest) and on DNS servers (both forest) enable  conditional forwarding...
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Thanks for the link and the extra tips Vahik, I had not run accross this support article during my several hours of surfing for an answer.

I am not sure why this worked but the end solution was quite simple. Instead of using the Domains and Trusts snap in I tried the alternative, NETDOM, and for some reason this worked even though the Domains and Trust snap in did not.

Thanks for your assistance.

Jack
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thanks jack,but u should not have accepted my comment as a solution....Actually u found the solution to ur own problem.......
As to why NETDOM workrd and GUI did not,i am affraid i dont have an answer....in most cases netdom does not work
when gui (MMC)fails....this is one of the cases i would not mind $245 to give  Mr billy boys foundation to find the real answer.
Thanks for posting the solution....Take care and good luck...
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