WINS and SMS 2003 - Cross-forest requirements
Posted on 2011-02-21
My client is looking to extend their existing SMS 2003 hierarchy into a separate AD forest. The two forests will be joined by a two-way trust; both are based on Windows 2003.
From the Microsoft articles I have seen so far, the way to achieve this appears to be the creation of another Primary SMS Site server to form the top level of the hierarchy within the new AD forest, and have that Primary communicate with the original top-level Primary Site server in the original AD forest.
To achieve this, it seems that WINS is required for comms between the two Primary servers.
My question is.....how far does the WINS infrastructure need to extend? Do I only need to provide WINS for the two top-level SMS servers to communicate, or because of the overall configuration do I need to provide WINS for every Child / Secondary server within the new AD forest also? I can't find any clarification for this anywhere.