Establishing a W2K Forest to W2K3 Forest with a twist....DNS
Posted on 2006-11-29
Hello all. I have a scenario that has me at wits end. I believe I know the answer but......
So my company has a Windows 2000 Domain. We have another company that we provide data services for. One of the devices we use is a snap14000 storage box. It is a member of the domain. The other company (I don't get to manage their network) is a Windows 2003 Domain.
Both are running in W2k Native mode and each has it's own DNS configuration.
What I am trying to accomplish is a Forest to Forest Trust such that I can add some of their users to the appropriate domain groups on my side to give them access to the resources.
When attempting to establish the trust, I coordinated with the other business to create the trust. It works (verify/validate) from their side, but not mine. When I say it works I mean that it creates the trusts on both sides, but when I try to validate the connection on my side it states that it can't contact the PDC for the domain. I believe the problem is DNS related,
My domain is xxx.org Theirs is yyy.local
My understanding is that when they created this server (prior to me) they used the .local internal convention as they have an "external" address that is yyy.org that is serviced by an ISP.
On my DNS server we have a Primary Standard Zone that represents their system, but again it was created before I got here and it was created with a completly different zzz.org dns address.
All of these systems were "migrated" from NT 4, back in the day.
Is there a way to get these domains to talk from my xxx.org to their yyy.local? We do go through firewalls and all that crap as well.
Any questions/suggestion would be helpful. My current thought is that I will need them to rename their domain. (Which can be done in 2003)