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Tree root trust - Access Denied

Posted on 2010-09-17
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Hi all,

Building a new AD network I've setup a forest: alpha.forest and the tree root domain beta.local so all the users will log on to the domain 'beta'.

The automatic trust between them is only one way; if I validate the trust on Alpha it's fine.  If I validate the trust on Beta if fails with access denied.  I then log in with Alpha's admin credentials and I'm told it's all good.  I then retry the test and if fails again.

Can't see any errors in either event log at all.

Any advice most welcome.

Thanks
Paul.
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"alpha.forest and the tree root domain beta.local"

Trust issues aside I do not quite understand what you have done? why build 2 forrests?

the whole point of having a forrest is that you can have a single security boundry with many domains.

so you should have a root domain

root.local then maybe a child domain called alpha which would be alpha.root.local or whatever.




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It's not two forests, it's a child domain but we wanted it's own name for branding / locale reasons. ie wanted the users to log into 'beta'.
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I rebuilt the AD ito a standard 1st Forest / Domain.

Thanks for the input.
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