LDAP user lookup from child domain only returns results from parent domain
Posted on 2012-09-20
I have a parent domain called company.local which has two Windows 2008 R2 Server Standard Domain Controllers in it (svr3.company.local and svr9.company.local)
I have a child domain called europe.company.local, which also has two Windows Domain Controllers in (svr1.europe.company.local [Windows Server 2008 Standard] and svr6.europe.company.local [Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard)
I am trying to get a piece of software running that uses LDAP for authentication. It works fine for users in the company.local domain but not for any users in the europe.company.local domain, so I am trying to troubleshoot this.
If I got into any of the four DCs and run the command
dsquery user -name Li*
I get results for Liz (who is in the company.local domain) but none for Linda (who is in the europe.company.local domain)
1) Should I be expecting this query to return results from the child domain as well as the parent domain, or does LDAP not work like that?
2) If I should be expecting Linda (in europe.company.local) to be returned by my dsquery, then can anyone offer me any advice on what I can do to fix this problem?
Thank you for reading.