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Separate forest/domains with the same namespace RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have 3 domains that are all their own separate forests:  

    sample.domain.com

    first.sample.domain.com

    second.sample.domain.com

    They look contiguous and like sample.domain.com is the forest root, but they are actually totally separate.  I cannot create a forest trust between them.  is this because their names are the same?

    Friday, June 21, 2013 8:18 PM

Answers

  • When a name suffix in a forest conflicts with a new forest trust partner or when a name suffix in an existing forest trust conflicts with a new forest trust partner, the name will be disabled in the new trust. For example, a conflict will occur if one forest is named widgets.com and the second forest is named sales.widgets.com. Please read the below KB.


    Routing name suffixes across forests
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784334(v=ws.10).aspx

     

    Monday, June 24, 2013 4:05 AM

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  • When a name suffix in a forest conflicts with a new forest trust partner or when a name suffix in an existing forest trust conflicts with a new forest trust partner, the name will be disabled in the new trust. For example, a conflict will occur if one forest is named widgets.com and the second forest is named sales.widgets.com. Please read the below KB.


    Routing name suffixes across forests
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784334(v=ws.10).aspx

     

    Monday, June 24, 2013 4:05 AM
  • Thank you so much for the info and the tech note.  This helps.  So, I SHOULD be able to create the trust as long as everything (i.e. DNS resolution, routing) is fine, correct?
    Friday, June 28, 2013 7:28 PM