Cannot resolve hostname from external domain.

Microsoft Windows 7 professional 64-bit
November 21, 2011 at 09:08:23
Specs: Windows 2008 R2, 4ghz/12gb
In the hawkpartners domain, I can resolve a hostname oil-files to a hostname dcpwvoildiles01.acmetraining.com which then resolves to an IP. There is a two way trust between the two domains. However, in the new acmetrainingna domain, I cannot resolve the oil-files hostname to the acmetraining.com hostname? It has the same trust so I figure something is wrong in DNS. How can I determine how DNS is resolving this name in the old domain so that I can fix it in the new domain?

Thank you,

Leto the just


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#1
November 22, 2011 at 00:02:39
I don't think trusts have anything to do with DNS lookups. You just need an A record in the DNS server pointing the hostname to an IP address (or a C record to provide an alias). If the two machines are looking at different DNS servers then one server lacks the appropriate records.

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#2
November 22, 2011 at 03:52:10
I can find no record in the originating domain and the lookup works fine. That is why I think that the trust allows it to forward that lookup to the trusted domain, I just can't figure out how.

Thank you,

Leto the just


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#3
November 22, 2011 at 05:13:45
DNS forwards queries it can't answer. That's how it works. This has nothing to do with trusts between Windows domains. What DNS server are you using for the acmetraininga domain? And can it see the DNS server for acmetraining.com? (It must either be set forward requests to that DNS server or the acmetraining.com
DNS server must be publically accessible.)

I think we need a few more details about what DNS servers there are in the two domains. Possibly you need to host secondary zones, one each DNS server for the Primary zone served by the other.


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