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Error "There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request"

I have 2 domains in different forests. Both DC's are running Windows Server 2003. I setup a 2 way trust between the domains. When I go to my network places > microsoft windows network on either DC I can see the server from the other domain. If I click on the server from the other domain I get the following error. "\\ServerName is nto accessilbe. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if youh have access permissions.
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request"
Thank you in advance for any help you can send my way.
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Could be a DNS issue.

On the DC in domaina, open a command prompt and type the following commands
nslookup
set type=srv
domainB    <--- EG: the domain name of the other forest you are trying to access the server in)


You should get a reply with something along the lines of:
Server:  DC1.domaina.com   <--- your primary DNS server
Address:  1.1.1.1

domainb.com
        primary name server = DC2.domainb.com
        responsible mail addr = .....
        serial  = 2007027524
        refresh = 900 (15 mins)
        retry   = 600 (10 mins)
        expire  = 86400 (1 day)
        default TTL = 3600 (1 hour)


If instead you get something else, an error...then your DNS can't retrieve the SRV records for that domain, and therefore won't be able to establish authentication.
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When I run nslookup I get the same error on both servers. ServerA IP 10.200.10.4 "Can't find server name for address 10.200.10.4: Non-existient domain.
Default server: Unkown
Address: 10.200.10.4

ServerB IP 10.200.10.1 ""Can't find server name for address 10.200.10.4: Non-existient domain.
Default server: Unkown
Address: 10.200.10.4
Another thing that I found is if I open Active Directory Domains and Trusts and validate both incoming and outgoing trusts I get "Windows cannot find a domain controller for domainB.com domain. Verify that a DC is available and then try again."
When I run the validate on DomainB I get The outgoing/incoming trust has been validated. It is in place and active.
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On DomainA there is no entry for DomainB in the forward lookup zones.
DomainA does have and entry for "All Other DNS Domains".
I added an entry for DomainB.com
I still get the same error when I run nslookup.
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Thanks I ran the ipconfig/registerdns and that resolved the error that was coming up.
where I am at now is that from domainb I can see and access the computers but not the DC in domaina.
In domainA I can see the network icon for domainB but I can not see the computers.

Should I add domainB to the forward lookup of domainA?
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