How can I verify the trust between 2 domains in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory? Is there a tool for it? Maybe a snap-in or something.

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Using the Windows interface

Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts.

In the console tree, right-click the domain that contains the trust that you want to validate, and then click Properties.

On the Trusts tab, under either Domains trusted by this domain (outgoing trusts) or Domains that trust this domain (incoming trusts), click the trust to be validated, and then click Properties.

Click Validate.

Click Yes, validate the incoming trust.

Using the command line

Open a Command Prompt.

Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

netdom trust TrustingDomainName /d: TrustedDomainName /verify

You can do this with the same utility that is used to create the trust.

  • Open Active Directory Domains and Trusts
  • Open the properties of the domain that contains the trust you are looking to verify
  • Under the trusts tab, select the trust and select properties
  • Click the validate button

For a more detailed steps, please refer to the Technet article that details this process.

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