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trust relationshit between 2000 and 2008

I am planning to migrate our current 2000 Domain (abc.local) to a 2008 Domain (xyz.local in 2003 mode).  My current config is 2000 Domain with its own DNS Server and the new domain is a 2008 Doman with its own DNS Server.

I setup a trust from 2008 to 2000 and it seems to be ok.  When I try to setup the trust from 2000 to 008, it tells me it cannot verify the Trust as the xyz.local domain cannot be contacted.

What would be the requirements and procedure to perform this please?

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It seems like the DNS isnt setup on Windows 2000 domain to lookup the 2008 domain.

In your Windows 2000 Domain, Open DNS and setup up a forwarder for xyz.local(your 2008 domain)

After doing this, you should be able to nslook the xyz.local domain and it should list the ip addressess of DCs in the xyz.local domain.

if everything is setup, and you are still unable to verify the trust, with the same error xyz.local domain cannot be contacted, then resort to the old fashioned host file way.

Open your host file on windows 2000 domain controller and make an entry for your xyz.local domain pointing to the 2008 Domain Controller. This should do the trick.

and i've made an assumption here that you have  taken care of the routing , if the windows 2000 and windows 2008 domains are on different networks/subnets.

adexioAuthor Commented:
Perfect!!  That was my exact problem.
glad to be of help.

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