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Active Directory Transitive Forest Trust

Posted on 2010-09-07
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Hi Everyone

I had the following scenario/"headache"...

We as working with a Company that has 2 forest at the moment. Lets say pe.local and jhb.local. Both forest are running PDC's with Server 2008 Standard.
I have created a two way transitive cross forest trust between the 2 forests primary domain controllers.

Now i have managed to connect to the different forest PDC's with Active Directory Users and Computers, but i would like to create a distribution group in pe.local and then add users from the jhb.local to the distribution group as well. I have half-half managed to get this right, but works sometimes and other times i get errors of the server is not operational.....

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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First check that trust secure channel is operational. Help you can find http://waynes-world-it.blogspot.com/2008/06/troubleshooting-cross-forest-trust.html . Any  error messages/event log entries you get? Would be helpful.....

 
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@jarremopoulos. Thanks for the website help. I have tested the trust channel and everything checks out 100% successful. Trust seems to be working now. But i have one small other issues as well. Now lets say I add the DnsAdmins group from custom.local to be a member of a Domain local group from tester.local, it finds the custom.local group on the tester domain controller and ads it just fine (see Incident-Pic). But as soon as i close the diaglog box and open it again the group is missing......(see Incident-Pic2)


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I'm not sure, but I think this has something to do with Global Catalog replication?? I found following article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc759007%28WS.10%29.aspx --> and there's chapter How universal groups affect global catalog replication.

"Groups with universal scope, and their members, are listed exclusively in the global catalog. Groups with global or domain local scope are also listed in the global catalog, but their members are not."

And Domain Controllers is "special" built-in Global group. Maybe some limitations it's Member of functionality?

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