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Domain trust

I have 2 domains.

One is very old, one is new. (Building a trust between new and old)
The new one was built with a cloned machine, yup a bad thing.

I created a fresh install (2008 server), dcpromo into the new domain, dcpromo the cloned controller out (2008)
Verified sids.





I am trying to build a trust between these two domains. I still get "domain trust cannot create a file when that file already exists"

I have gone through DNS to make sure there are no phantom entries
I have used netdom to check the trust and trusts that exsist.

I am stuck
The only thing I can think of is that the domain name itself is exactly the same.
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wlacroixAuthor Commented:
Rename of the domain wont save me, it leaves the SID in tact and does not affect trust relationships.
wlacroixAuthor Commented:
So far the only thing I can see is it is the DOMAIN sid not the machine sid.
Leon FesterSenior Solutions ArchitectCommented:
This link explains the why it's broken.

The new one was built with a cloned machine,
Where was it cloned from?

You could try deleting all the existing trusts and then rebuilding them from scratch.
wlacroixAuthor Commented:
I can verify that this was NOT the case because I built them myself.

2008 was built (no sysprep), then cloned, new controller added to domain 1, this server was promoted as the role holder and the forest was upgraded.

A new Clone was created from the 2008 build, this was built into a new domain with a different name. The trust never worked, it gave me the same error. (assumption here is SID error because of the clone situation)


New clone from the 2008 build (sysprep added), promoted to a domain controller in domain 2, demote the old one as stated above. you can clearly see the sids are NOT the same.
The only one that is left is the domain SID. (assumption here is that the domain was created with the bad cloned controller, pushing its information into the domain SID, so no matter what you do the sid is what it is, even a domain rename wont fix it, the sid wont change ever ever ever)

I am currently building a full new domain, domain 3, new domain name, new domain controllers everything. I suspect 2 things.

#1 the new domain will work, there is a new name, new netbios, new everything.
#2 the new domain will not work, its built off the EXACT same clone all the others were built off of. (on a side note i have 40 other servers built off the same clone)

SID for PD\newdomain3-dc$:

SID for \\newdomain3-dc:

This domain name was reused when the new build happened, that could be it. I just cant see the domains having the same SID.
Any way to pull the domain SID itself, or is this a security breach?
wlacroixAuthor Commented:
New domain in place and all is ok so far, gong to use ADMT to try and move a computer.
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