Some times the cross forest trust between DSfW and AD fails and a common reason for this failure is the cross forest trust password. By default the Windows server will reset the trust password every 30 days. Some times the change only occurs on the Windows side and trust object in DSfW does not get the update leading to a… Continue reading
This video will guide you through the creation of a cross forest trust between DSfW and AD.
For more information on creating a cross forest trust please read through the documentation
The trust password will change every 30 days by default. Consider disabling the automatic machine password changes or increasing the time before the password is changed. Some times… Continue reading
In order to create a cross forest trust both the DSfW server and the AD server need to resolve each others domains. The video will show you how to create a forward and reverse forwarder for only the AD zone (domain) to the AD server and how to put a forwarder on the AD server to the DSfW DNS server.
Creating an AD forest and domain is easy with dcpromo. Before you start, put the DSfW server as the DNS server on the Windows 2008 server. When the server is promoted to a domain controller, the server listed as the DNS server will be a listed as a forwarder.