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Joining two windows AD domains

Posted on 2013-06-28
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How do I joing a server to two different domains? I've seen servers with more than one domain in it's drop down at the login screen but can you join two different domains or is it a forest trust that has to be setup?
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by:dec0mpile
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A workstation/server can be joined to any one domain only.

If domains have any trust then users from multiple domain can be logged in & services of server can be shared in any domain in a forest if that product allows.
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you can't join the computer to more than one domain. the domain you saw are the other domains in your forest. ( root domain and its child domains)
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by:Sandeshdubey
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You are correct you cannot join single machine to multiple domain.The multiple domain is available on client computer at logon when forest trust,child domain  & tree domain is configured in the forest.

Hope this helps
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do you know of a good set of step by step instructions for configuring that? If I had a sql server that was setup this way could resources from both domains be able to connect to it?
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If you have two different forest then you can refer below link how to create trust and access resources.

Checklist: Creating a forest trust
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc756852%28WS.10%29.aspx 

Creating Forest Trusts
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc776940%28WS.10%29.aspx

Accessing resources across forests
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772808(v=ws.10).aspx
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