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How to use DSMOD to add user from a different domain to a Distribution List or Security Group

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I may be doing something wrong when I try to add a user from another domain in the forest using DSMOD.

This is the syntax I use:
dsquery user forestroot -name "<NAME OF USER>" | dsmod group "DN OF GROUP" -addmbr

When I use that command and the user is in the London domain it works fine, but if I try with a user from, for example, Japan, then it fails with the error: The specified group type is invalid.

This happens for both Security and Distribution groups. And they are, naturally, universal groups.

If I add the users via Active Directory Users & Groups MMC, then I can add them fine.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You should place global group(s) into universal groups and then add only users to global groups within their domain. DS Tools don't allow for adding members from different domains directly to the groups in other domain(s).

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Krzysztof
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by:LPetersson
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Really? Damn, that's a shame.

Well, I would prefer to use groups like that, but this client isn't too keen on nested groups except where absolutely necessary.
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Krzysztof Pytko earned 200 total points
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OK, that's not true :)
I checked it in my test environment and it works fine :) (you cannot do that for global groups in remote domain because it is not supported)

check this syntax

dsquery user "dc=domain,dc=com" -name "User Name" | dsmod group "cn=groupname,ou=OUlocation,dc=domain2,dc=com" -addmbr

You need for that at least Domain Functional Level at Windows 2003 mode.

Krzysztof
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by:LPetersson
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Hmmm, unfortunately that doesn't work for me.

When I use that syntax I still get the error: The specified group type is invalid.

Our domain functional level is indeed Windows 2003 mode.

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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Are you sure that you have Universal groups ? Could you post syntax here, please?

Krzysztof
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by:LPetersson
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Yupthey were universal groups and it eventually did work.

Thanks for the help.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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You're welcome :)
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by:Darius Ghassem
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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