Trust between Windows server 2003 domain and 2012 domain

I can't find this info anywhere.  We have two 2003 domains that are being upgraded.  We are introducing new 2012 servers, joining the domains, making them domain controllers, then extending the schemas and eventually raising the functional level to 2012.  

However, we can't do them at the same time.  My question is, can a 2012 domain establish a two way trust with a 2003 domain?  The two domains do share resources.  

Thanks!
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Manikandan NarayanswamySecurity Specialist & IBM Security GuardiumCommented:
Hi,

Yes a Windows Server 2012 can establish a twoway trust relationship with 2003 domain. However for this to work your Forest funtional level must be 2000 native or 2003. Same must be set on the domain functional level too.

Thanks
Manikandan
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