Force break of trust relationship between two W2K domains?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Active Directory' started by Alan, Jun 13, 2004.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    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.


    Alan, Jun 13, 2004
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  2. 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.

    Tim Hines, MCSE, MCSA
    Windows 2000 Directory Services

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    Tim Hines [MSFT], Jun 14, 2004
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  3. Alan

    Guest Guest

    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.

    Guest, Jun 14, 2004
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