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cannot nslookup/ping netbios name or IP of child DC from parent DC

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I set up a child domain (child.parent.com) of parent domain (parent.com)
I  followed some instructions to prep DNS on the parent domain controller and DNS on the child DNS server prior to dcpromoing the child server.
After dcpromoing the server (server2.child.parent.com) I am having an issue trying to nslookup or ping the child domain controller from the parent domain controller (server1.parent.com)

I can nslookup "child.parent.com" and recieve the server and IP information correctly. I can nslookup "server2.child.parent.com" and also recieve the server and IP information correctly.
But if I try to nslookup only the child server name "server2" or it's IP address it fails giving me "...can't find server2: non-existent domain"

I don't have this issue with nslookup or pinging anything from the child domain server.

I've tried a few things but neither has fixed the problem.

Does anybody have any ideas?
Thanks in advance.


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Try to add DNS search suffix for child domain.
It can be configured in TCP/IP properties for clients: Properties of TCP/IP -> DNS tab -> Append these DNS suffixes.
Or it can be assigned with DHCP, if you use it.
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Thanks for the response. Sorry fo the late reply. I had configured the Use WINS forward lookup on the root zone properties and that fixed the problem. I went ahead and configured DNS search suffix afterwards.
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