Trust between two domains with the same NetBios name

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Warren, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. Warren

    Warren Guest

    Hi All,
    I think I already know the answer but wanted to post for opinions
    anyway. I want to create a trust between two domains. Forest and domain
    functional level in both domains is Windows Server 2003. Domain 1 is called
    domain.domain.local The second domain is call domain.nothing.something As you
    can see the NetBios names of the domains are the same. I am unable to
    establish a trust between the two domains. The error I receive is: "The
    operation failed. The error is: This operation can not be performed on the
    current domain." I can successfully ping both domains by their FQDN. Thanks
    for any comments.
    Warren, Feb 12, 2007
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  2. You are, as they say, hosed. Trust relationships require different NetBIOS

    If you can get one of the domains/forests to Win2003 Server Native mode and
    Win2003 Forest Functional Level it can be renamed.

    You will also have trouble with the migration in such cases.

    You might do a two-step migration to some other domain and then migrate or
    trust the other domain.


    Laura E. Hunter - MVP: Windows Server - Networking
    Laura E. Hunter [MVP], Feb 12, 2007
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