Creating an External Trust between W2K & W2K3 forests ( and via ISA 2000

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Neil Hobbs, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Neil Hobbs

    Neil Hobbs Guest

    Good afernoon.

    I have two separate forests that I am attempting to create an external trust
    relationship between, one is running W2K (Native Mode) and the other is
    running W2K3 (Server 2003).

    The W2K forest is running on the 10.10.5.x network and the W2K3 forest is
    running on the 192.168.10.x network. The W2k forest is protected by ISA
    2000 and the W2k3 forest is protected by a WatchGuard firewall. So far, I
    have managed to create the external trust for the W2K3 forest, as I have
    been able to configure the DNS server within this forest to allow forwarding
    to the W2K forest as I am able to ping both IP addresses as well as
    hostnames in the W2K forest from the W2K3 forest, but not the other way.

    From what I can see everything is working from the W2K3 forest, but I need
    to make a change in the W2K forest on both the ISA server and the DNS
    server. Does this make sense to anybody?

    If you are able to assist, I would be most appreciative.

    Many thanks,
    Neil Hobbs, Feb 21, 2005
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    Herb Martin Guest

    And the answer is WINS Server
    (or correct configuration of WINS server or clients.)

    Almost always...

    External trusts require NetBIOS name resolution.
    You have more than one subnet/network.

    NetBIOS resolution across routers doesn't work
    by broadcasts so WINS server is a practical necessity.

    All machines must be clients of the WINS server,
    actually of the SAME WINS "database".

    This includes "servers" as well. And it means that
    if you have multiple WINS servers they must replicate.
    It is also possible you are blocking the NetBIOS
    requests across the firewalls.
    It's a NetBIOS issue.
    Herb Martin, Feb 21, 2005
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