Force break of trust relationship between two W2K domains?



Evening all

It's not a major concern because it is only a hobby rather than a live
environment. I have a home network that I am attempting to upgrade to 2003
but I am unable to run the adprep forest as it exits with errors.

I suspect that the problem may be caused by a failure in the replication
between my two domains (transitive trust). Unfortunately I am unable to
terminate the links from within Domains and Trusts as the remove link is
greyed out.

Before I flatten both separate domain controllers does anyone know of a tool
which would allow me to forcibly clean out/terminate the trust relationship.



Tim Hines [MSFT]

You can use netdom to remove a trust. Here is an example "NETDOM TRUST
/d:westcorp eastcorp/REMOVE". Are you logged on as an administrator. If
you are not then that would explain why it is greyed.

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There seems to be contradictory information in your explaination.

If these two domains are not in the same forest, then there is no replication between these domains.

If they are in the same forest, then there is going to be replication between these domains. However, domains and trusts UI will not be able to remove this trust. And you should not try to remove the trust any other way. If you really, really want to get rid of the trust, you'll have to get rid of the domain by running dcpromo.

If you can send what error you're getting from adprep, we may be able to help you solve the actual problem.


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