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Unable to browse trusted domain from XP clients

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Hi,

I have two Windows 2003 Forest domains with a 2 way fully transitive trust established between both forests.
The trust appears to be working fine and servers and clients and see both domains in the 'logon to' drop down box at login. There is no issue with users logging into either domain.

The issue im having is that from my XP client machines i can't browse the trusted domain from within Network Neighbourhood. I get a message about possible permissions on the server.

My servers can browse the trusted no problem so it seems to just be the XP clients.

I used the brows master tool with the status switch and i see that my browse master is another XP client from the same domain. Is this correct and could this be the problem?

I have tried to added the DNS suffix of both domains on the NIC on the XP client but still no difference.

Any ideas anyone?
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by:DanMar
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Set up conditional forwarding in both DNS servers to point to each other for the respective domains.  If your workstations are using these DNS servers for DNS then resolution should work.
Instructions here:
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5112303.html
 
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by:zsaurabh
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Try NSLOOKUP to resolve the second domain from First
Check if you have A record for the first server in the second domain
check if http port 80 is open on the firewall to browse the TCP/IP traffic
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by:NoelMCM
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I have conditional forwarding configured for both both DNS servers. Workstations do look to their respective DNS servers but are still unable to browse the trusted domain with Network Neighbourhood.

NSLookup works fine in both domains and even on the XP clients i can do an nslookup to the trusted domain and it returns the correct results.

The login screen on the XP clients do list both domains and will allow accounts in the trusted domain to login.

The issue is when i browse in Network neighbourhood to the trusted domain it fails. The aim of what i trying to do is under Computer Management in the local administrators group add the Domain Admins security group from the trusted domain but when i click on locations i only see the local domain. If i do the same on any server i see both the local domain and the trusted domain. Just seems to be an issue with the Clients.

Both domains are on the same network segement so there is no firewalls betweeen them.
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by:DanMar
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Do you have WINS enabled?  You could install a WINS server and add settings to clients in DHCP.  You can then set WINS lookup integration in the DNS server.
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WINS is enabled on the clients but we don't have a WINS server. Can't figure out why my cliets are seeing one view from with Computer management and the servers are seeing a different view.


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NoelMCM earned 0 total points
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Found this article which describes the issue exactly and apparently its default behaviour and can get around it by using the UPN for the account or group. Thanks anyway everyone.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/878452 (The Object Picker cannot locate objects that are located in another forest in Windows XP and Windows 2000)
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