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DNS between two Separate domains, one named as the parent of the other

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I have two separate domains, both running Microsoft Server 2003 (enterprise edition), one is named as if the parent of the other, ie microsoft.com is one domain, and sub.microsoft.com.

I need to setup transfers between them, but by adding the transfer from the one that appears to be a top level domain, it keeps trying to overwrite the DNS of the sub looking domain.  Renaming the domain(s) is out of the question, I think I can do transfers from one and a direct sync to the other.  Any ideas? See if anyone has done this before might save me re-inventing the wheel here.

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Does the parent domain contain a sub-domain for your existing zone? Ideally we want a delegation in there, if it has a version of the sub-domain as well it's likely to get it all upset.

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no each domain is completely separate, no trusts, no sub domains inside of the two, only the appearance that one is a sub domain of the other just because of the naming convention.

2 domains with similar governing bodies, so each chose their respective domain names as such, both being of related entities resulted in 2 domains one looking like the child of the other, but only in appearance.
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I am throwing this up in a test lab and will post the results
 
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lab is being built should be complete in the next 2 weeks
 
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ok so this works just fine, but the domain that is named as the parent (without it being an actual parent domain) will have to use both qualified domain names... ie mydomain.com and name.mydomain.com on name.mydomain.com everything works, however on mydomain.com you have to use servername.mydomiain.com.name.mydomain.com... very messy... I just migrated to a new domain name... much easier much cleaner...
 
in 08 you can also do some special DNS records that let you make a static type forwarder... however its still quite manual.. so a migration to a new domain name was easier..
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