ADAC External Node

ADAC.PNGI'm having an issue with ADAC and adding an external domain as a node.

I have 2 domains TMPForest.local and TMPDomain2.local, with an outgoing trust for TMPDomain2 to TMPForest.  When I try and add in the external domain to ADAC on TMPForest, I get an error stating that ADAC can't find an available server running ADWS in the TMPDomain2 domain-- though it is running on the server.

I may be missing a step here, but any advice on configuring ADAC for an external node(s) would be appreciated, or if you've seen this error before.
Uptime Legal SystemsAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Do you have the proper DNS in place? Also you need to make sure that the domain controllers in the other Forest have the Active Directory Web Services running.

If it is not running then it will not work.


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Uptime Legal SystemsAuthor Commented:
Yeah, looks like I forgot to add the conditional forwarder (wish the error would have been more dns specific).

Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
So why a B grade?

Uptime Legal SystemsAuthor Commented:
"Proper DNS" was fairly generic.  ADWS was confirmed running in original post.

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I was simply answering by the metrics listed, though I did fail to explain the B as instructed (apologies).  Don't be mistaken though, I do appreciate you taking the time to answer.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
"Proper DNS" was fairly generic.

No worries. However i used this term because there are a few methods of achieving this. You could have used Stub Zone, Secondary Zone or Conditional Forwarders.

All of the above would have worked. That being said DNS is pretty specific because this is required to have it working in the first place.

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