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Trusting between NT4 and W2K

By jlbpotter ·
I have a domain with W2K domain controllers and a domain with NT2 DCs. I am trying to set up trusting between the two domains. On the W2K DC I can set up the trust so that my W2K domain trusts the NT4 domain. But when I go to my NT4 domain and try to set up a trust so that it trusts my W2K domain, I get an error on my NT4 PDC stating that it can't find the DC for my W2K domain even though I can browse to that machine and look at files on it. Any ideas?? I would appreciate anyones help on this.Thanks

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by curlergirl In reply to Trusting between NT4 and ...

Look at Technet article 308195 - this describes how to create trust relationships between a WinNT 4.0 domain and a Win2K domain. There's a certain order in which the steps need to be done, so I'd suggest removing any existing trust settings you have on both domains and start over. Hope this helps!

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Trusting between NT4 and ...

The only way I got my NT4 <-> Win2K trust to work was using the LMHOSTS files on both machines. You put in 2 lines in each LMHOSTS file.
Let's say that my NT4 PDC is called MYPDC (IP address 10.1.1.1) and the NT4 domain is NTDOMAIN.
Let's also say my Win2K DC is called 2KDC (IP address 10.2.1.1) and the NetBios domain name for it is 2KDOMAIN. You will need the NetBios domain name for the Win2K box for this to work.

Ok, in the LMHOSTS file on the NT4 PDC you would put in the following 2 lines:

10.2.1.1 2KDC #PRE #DOM:2KDOMAIN
10.2.1.1 "2KDOMAIN \0x1b" #PRE


Next, in the LMHOSTS file on the Win2K DC, you would put in the following 2 lines:

10.1.1.1 MYPDC #PRE #DOM:MYDOMAIN
10.1.1.1 "MYDOMAIN \0x1b" #PRE


That is it. Reboot both, log into both, and then you will be able to set up the 2 way Trust.

Please read Technet article 180094 on LMHOSTS use:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q180094
(please remove any spaces)

hope thishelps

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