Posted on 2014-08-26
I am having problems with setting up domain trusts and I need some help troubleshooting nslookup issues. Note that I am an entry level user with AD and DNS.
I have two independent domains. Following up on some google research, I built secondary forward zones on both domains for the other domain.
However, when I use the command line to use the command nslookup, i get DNS time outs:
[On Domain 1 AD/DNS server] nslookup <name of AD/DNS Server of Domain 2>
Server: FQDN of Domain 1 Server
Address: IP address of Domain 1 server
DNS Request timed out
When I look at the secondary forward zone I created for Domain 2 on Domain 1, I see that the server names and ip addresses are visible and populated for the other domain. But when I look at the properties of that forward lookup zone, I see a statement that says "zone never loaded" (not sure if this is a relevant message)
I read some blogs that merely suggest 'Reverse lookup zones' should also be created on both domains for the other (target) domain but I am not sure.
Please advice me how to troubleshoot and solve this issue?
By the way, I am also not confident about antivirus or server management software on the servers. I read some findings that they may be blocking the DNS requests. How can I check if this is the case? Note that there is no firewall in between servers.
Thank you in advance