Trust relationship

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Gregory, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. Gregory

    Gregory Guest

    I'm trying to migrate data to a Server 2003 Server from a
    Windows 2000 Server through a trust relationship. Each of
    the servers are in their own forest. The error message I
    get when trying the trust relationship is the other
    domain cannot be contacted. I've ran DcDiag and NetDiag,
    everything passes. Is there a TCP/IP configuration that
    needs to be set? Is there more docs I can find on how to
    set up a relationship?

    Thanks for the help.
    Gregory, Jul 9, 2004
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  2. It souunds as if the two forests aren't sharing their DNS data, or allowing
    DCs in one domain to be able to resolve DNS information from the other.

    Can you describe your current DNS setup?

    Oli Restorick [MVP], Jul 10, 2004
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  3. Gregory

    Guest Guest

    Would having a root DNS server in both forest have
    something to do with it?
    Guest, Jul 11, 2004
  4. Absolutely!


    Oli Restorick [MVP], Jul 11, 2004
  5. I haven't tried this, but a new feature of Windows Server 2003's DNS server
    is conditional server and is designed to help out with problems like this.

    Hope this helps

    Oli Restorick [MVP], Jul 11, 2004
  6. Gregory

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the info Oli... it really helped a lot.
    Guest, Jul 12, 2004
  7. Hi Gregory,

    You can just create a secondary zone on Windows 200 DNS server for the
    Windows 2003 DNS and create a secondary zone on Windows 2003 DNS server for
    the Windows 2000 DNS.


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

    816301 How to create an external trust in Windows Server 2003

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  8. Gregory

    speedjulius Guest

    You need to made some changes in the lmhosts file, see
    this article 245172
    speedjulius, Jul 14, 2004
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