troubleshooting Question

Trust relationship setp and verifies ok but cannot browse 2000 users from 2003 AD!!!

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sarmarioFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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I have setup a new 2003 server on a new domain.
I wanted to setup a trust relationship between the 2003 domain and another 2000 domain (SP4 is installed on w2k server!)
I configured LMHOSTS files on both to point to each other.

Trust creates find and can also verify on either server without an error.

However I need to allow 2000 AD users to be able to access 2003 files/mailboxes etc.
When I either do add, browse to 2000 AD, then do a find or type name of user from 2000 AD it comes up with ....
"The server is not operational"

Can't see what is wrong

I have also tried the following.

nbtstat -R on BOTH servers
checked WINS on 2000 server and correct IP/names are listed
ping server names from either server

I CAN browse 2003 domain from 2000 server but not properly from 2003 to 2000.

Hope that is enough for someone to help me work out what is going on

It did work breifly this morning and have tried to remove and readd trust numerous times - left it now as it verifies ok!


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