I'm working on a site that has an odd domain name and I think it may be why I am having trouble establishing a trust.
The domain is named as follows (2003 DC):
- NETBIOS Domain Name: CITY
- DNS Domain Name: CITY.COMPANYNAME
This domain functionality level is 2000 Native and the forest functionality level is in 2000.
I'm trying to establish a trust with a 2008 R2 DC hosting a domain as follows:
- NETBIOS Domain Name: COMPANYNAME
- DNS Domain Name: COMPANYNAME.local
This domain functionality level is 2008R2 and the forest functionality level is 2008R2.
My question is two part. Will raising the first domain (CITY.COMPANYNAME) to 2003 domain and forest functionality levels be ok with it's odd name? Could the odd naming be what is causing my difficulties in creating the trusts?