NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 Trust Issues

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Chris Kuruts, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Chris Kuruts

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    Recently, I have successfully created trusts with three
    other domains on my network using the evaluation version
    of Windows 2003 server Standard Edition. The domains were
    recognised by the new 2003 PDC and trust creation went
    smoothly. However, after purchasing and installing a
    fresh full version of 2k3 on another machine, the new PDC
    cannot find the three other domains unless I configure
    their respective domain controllers in the WINS control
    panel. I am curious as to why there would be a difference
    in the Windows 2003 SE evaluation and Windows 2003 SE full
    version and what it is. Also, the other NT 4.0 domains
    were able to see my new domain using the evaluation
    version, but cannot see it after installing the full


    Chris Kuruts, Jul 26, 2004
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  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your posting here.

    The problem is not related to the product's version. I think it should be
    related to the name resolution.

    You can just create a secondary zone on Windows NT DNS server for the
    Windows 2003 domain and create a secondary zone on Windows 2003 DNS server
    for the Windows NT domain.


    325874 HOW TO: Establish Trusts with a Windows NT-Based Domain in Windows

    816301 How to create an external trust in Windows Server 2003

    Have a nice day!

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    Bob Qin [MSFT], Jul 27, 2004
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