Trust Creation Troubles


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Peter D

Hello,
I have been running an SBS2000 server for many years and
we are now moving to separate Windows 2003 servers. I
need to set up a trust from the old server to the new
ones to migrate user accounts and data but I am haing a
lot of trouble with it. I think the problem is in the
domain naming.
The original server has a DNS domain name
of "company.com" and a NetBIOS domain name of "comp".
I want to keep the "company.com" DNS domain name for the
new servers but change the NetBIOS domain name
to "company".
I set up some test servers to try this and I can't make
it work. Every time I try to create the trust it says it
can't do it because the other server is already in the
same domain. I assume it is looking at the "company.com"
domain and not the NetBIOS domain. I can ping the other
machine and map a drive to it, but I cannot use ADMT to
migrate accounts.
Is this configuration possible? Since both machines are
domain controllers nothing about their networks or names
can be changed.
Thanks.

Peter Diamond
Network Administrator
Action Duplication
 
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Michael Giorgio - MS MVP

Hi Peter,
One of the limitations of SBS is that it doesn't support
trust relationships.
 
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Peter D

Michael,
I should have been clearer, we will be running the
BackOffice tool to break SBS and then installing the apps
on separate servers. On my test servers, I have
installed SBS and run the BackOffice tool and I cannot
get the trust set up with the new Win2K3 server.
Do you think this is related to the NetBIOS naming?
Our VAR says, don't migrate, just use replication to
transfer the AD info. But I thought that you can't
replicate between domains unless the trust is set up
first.
Thanks.

Peter Diamond
 
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Michael Giorgio - MS MVP

Sounds like you have duplicate DC names in each
domain?
 
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Peter

The DCs do not have duplicate host names. I think the
problem is that the domains have different NetBIOS domain
names ("comp" and "company"), but the same DNS domian
name ("company.com").
Is there any way around this?

Peter
 
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Michael Giorgio - MS MVP

I think you are correct and I don't think there
is a workaround.
 
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