I am in charge of a network that has 2 domains (1 non-routable (2k) and 1 internet routable (2k3) with dns hosted on internal DNS server). I wish to use netbios names to connect to the computers within the network. When connected to the network, I can use netbios names for the current domain but not the other domain. Both dns servers have secondary zones of the other domain. Both primary dns zones are AD integrated. Both networks have at least 2 DC's for redundancy. The 2 domains are connected via a router-to-router VPN connection. After doing some research, I've noted that if you use the "Append these DNS suffixes (in order)" option in the DNS server's TCPIP settings, listing the opposite domain first, then the current domain second, it *SHOULD* allow netbios names to be called. The problem is that it's not working. I've tested it using my own laptop's nic - setting the tcpip settings to append the 2 domains and then it works, but I don't want to have to go to all 90+ machines and do that.
Any computer can resolve any host via FQDN. We do not use WINS. Domain1 is Windows 2000 native, Domain2 is Windows 2000 native (but running all 2k3 servers) and Forest is Windows 2000.
Please help me get resolution via netbios names.