Trusts Trusts Trusts

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Ken Cowley, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Ken Cowley

    Ken Cowley Guest

    I have gathered that SBS2003 cannot trust an NT4 domain.

    I want to do the reverse, to use an existing fileserver with an existing NT
    domain, so SBS users get acess.

    Can this be done?
    Ken Cowley, Jun 17, 2005
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  2. Trusts are a two-way street, down which SBS simply cannot travel.

    You can use pass-through authentication (PTA) and simply have two
    independent domains. As long as you get the networking basics right so
    that tcp/ip and DNS work for all machines, it'll be no problem. You will
    need to synchronize the user account information (ie uid/pwd) between the
    domains for PTA to work transparently. Any differences, and the users will
    be prompted for logon information whenever accessing their non-joined
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Jun 17, 2005
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  3. SBS does not do Trusts - period- !
    Henry Craven [SBS-MVP], Jun 17, 2005
  4. Ken Cowley

    Ken Cowley Guest

    Thanks Steve. This would do the job I want to do. But I have never done it -
    where do I start?
    Ken Cowley, Jun 17, 2005
  5. You could investigate doing an ADMT transfer of the existing (other) domain
    accounts to the SBS domain, and then demote and promote the file server into
    the SBS domain.

    Jeff Middleton SBS MVP
    Jeff Middleton [SBS-MVP], Jun 17, 2005
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