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  • NETDOM /verify failure

    Dear All,

    I am confused about something I've read in Mastering Active Directory For Windows 2003 book.

    I'm trying to migrate NTdomains accounts to a new AD server in a test environment. I have 1 AD DC and 1 NT4 Domains PDC.

    I used NETDOM to establish trusts between both servers. If I use the AD Domains and Trusts MMC, the verification succeeds, if I use the NETDOM verify command method, I get the following message...

    The attempt to contact the NetLogon service on domain controller \\NT4_DOMAINS_PDC_NETBIOS_NAME
    for a secure channel query of trusting domain
    ?% failed with the following error:

    The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

    The command failed to complete successfully.

    Could any one please explain to me why one method is successfull and one method fails?

    Many thanks

  • #2

    Did you tried to configure the DC's with LMHOST + HOST file in each PDC ?

    Do you have SP4 or newer Service Pack on the NT4 machines?
    Best Regards,

    Yuval Sinay

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