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Posted on 2011-10-26
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a trust setup between two domains. Should I be able to see each domain and it's computers from the windows explorer in networks? I can't see them unless I connect directly to one of the machines in the trusted domain.
Question by:raffie613
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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When you have two-way trust estabilished, you should be able to see under "Networks" that domain. When you expand it then computers/servers should be visible there.
So, please verify if this is a two-way forest trust

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kevinhsieh earned 2000 total points
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I think you are seeing expected behavior. If those domains are on separate subnets you should only see machines on your local subnet. This sounds like it is probably a standard issue with just browsing for machines across routers. That only works if you use WINS. Otherwise, you will need to connect via \\servername.domain.local
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Ou won't see computers in other domains in explorer, this is expected behaviour. You have to connect using a fqdn to machines outside your domain. I presume you have DNS conditional forwarders or stub zones for the foreign domain on each side?

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Yes we have dns forwarders. Thanks for the info. They are on diff subnets.

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