Possible to trust domains in separate forests in 2000?


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Dan Wheeler

We have 2 domains - each one in it's own forest. Is it possible with
Windows 2000 to create a trust between them, or is this only allowed
in 2003? We are looking to combine our 2 domains and are just now
going through the long list of avoidable pitfalls.

thank you in advance.
 
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Danny Sanders

We have 2 domains - each one in it's own forest. Is it possible with
Windows 2000 to create a trust between them, or

Yes you can create a trust between 2 Win 2k domains.

We are looking to combine our 2 domains and are just now
going through the long list of avoidable pitfalls.


Look into ADMT to migrate users from one domain to the other.


hth
DDS
 
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Herb Martin

Dan Wheeler said:
We have 2 domains - each one in it's own forest. Is it possible with
Windows 2000 to create a trust between them, or is this only allowed
in 2003?

No, EXTERNAL Trusts are available to both types of Domains/Forests.

External trusts work (only) OUTSIDE (externally to) the Forest and
are useful for trusting both NT domains or Win2000+ domains in other
forests.

Forest level trusts are however specific to Win2003 Forests (and require
the entire forest to be at Win2003 Forest Functional Level.)
We are looking to combine our 2 domains and are just now
going through the long list of avoidable pitfalls.

You cannot actually "combine" 2 domains but you can use the trust to
share resources OR to effect a migration from one domain into the other.

Look up "EXTERNAL Trust" -- e.g., Google:

[ "EXTERNAL Trust" 2000 site:microsoft.com ]

If you intend to migrate then also add "ADMT" to the search (i.e., Active
Directory Migration tool -- a free download from MS.)

--
Herb Martin, MCSE, MVP
http://www.LearnQuick.Com (phone on web site)

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