Cannot browse parent domain's AD objects from child domain

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by bambooyip, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. bambooyip

    bambooyip Guest

    Hello all,

    I'm a little bit confused in this situation:
    Domain structure:
    - parent domain:
    - child domain:
    - each domain has 2 DC running as AD-integrated DNS ==> DNS part working fine
    - all ntds and sysvol are located on d:\ (intentionally installed to a
    seperate location other that the system c:\) with enterprise admins and
    domain admins - full control
    - member server-P joined
    - member server-C joined

    1 - when logging on to member server-C with parentdomain\administrator (who
    is also member of Enterprise Admins group), it takes quite long
    2 - parentdomain\administrator is not in local administrators group which
    stops the installation of Exchange 2007
    3 - trying to put enterprise admins group to local admins group, but cannot
    browse AD objects from

    Any idea or suggestion or direction to tackle this problems.

    Thank you in advance.

    bambooyip, Aug 13, 2007
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    Steve B Guest

    Few questions:

    1) Where are your GCs
    2) Where are all these DC's located?
    3) What is the network links between sites?
    Steve B, Aug 13, 2007
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  3. bambooyip

    bambooyip Guest

    Thank you for your reply Steve B ... ;-)

    Here is the additional information:
    For discussion purpose, I simplified my situation in my last post. To be
    exact, there are 2 DCs in each domain ( and The 2
    pairs of DC are identical except for GC and FSMO roles. And I double-check
    that they are correct as follows: and
    PDC emulator
    RID Master
    Infrasturcture Master and
    Schema Master
    Domain Naming Master

    All 4 DCs are in the same site (same subnet - at least for now; but we are
    planning to relocate it on other subnet next year)

    Thank you in advance.
    bambooyip, Aug 13, 2007
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    Jorge Silva Guest


    Start by running dcdiag and netdiag on the both DCs and search for output
    errors and solve them first.

    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Aug 13, 2007
  5. bambooyip

    bambooyip Guest

    Thank you very much Jorge for your reply.

    I've done both dcdiag and netdiag on both DCs; but could not find any error.
    All tests were passed.

    Any idea ...

    I've restarted both DCs before I left my office. Let's see what's going on

    Anyway, thank you so much for both Steve and Jorge.

    bambooyip, Aug 14, 2007
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    Jorge Silva Guest


    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Aug 14, 2007
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    bambooyip Guest


    The problem was still there after reboot all DCs. After a lengthy
    troubleshooting, I realized the cause of the problem:

    eTrust 8.0 Antivirus installed on all DCs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Funny thing was. From AD point of view, everything is working fine
    apparently that explained why I got dcdiag and netdiag all passed as I posted
    earlier. However, challenges came in when I tried to browser through the AD
    on objects other than the local domain (i.e. from anything on from After 'detective' trace, I uninstalled eTrust 8.0 on all
    DCs. Things happened I got a whole bunch of event logs:
    - Event ID: 1394 Service Control: All problems preventing updated to the
    Active Directory Database have been cleared. New updates to the Active
    Directory Database are succeedomg. The Net Logon Service has started.
    - Event ID: 1869 Global Catalog: Active Directory has located a global
    catalog in thye following site. Global catalog: \\
    Site: siteA-siteB

    What a big relief!!! For my past 2 days ....

    Please clarify my concept in this scenairo:
    Logon to a memberserver joining as domain administrator of Can I add Enterprise Admins global group (of to
    the local admins group of this memberserver??

    Nice to share those concept and experience with anyone interested in this


    P.S. My boss just gave me the newer version of eTrust 8.1 ;-( He should
    have given my 2 days ago. What can I say ;-|
    bambooyip, Aug 14, 2007
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    bambooyip Guest

    First of all, thank you very much for providing valuable information.

    Regarding my past post, I've re-confirmed the answer on my lab already.

    bambooyip, Aug 15, 2007
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    Jorge Silva Guest

    Glad you solved....
    I hope that the information above helps you.
    Have a Nice day.

    Jorge Silva
    MCSE, MVP Directory Services
    Jorge Silva, Aug 15, 2007
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