All Windows 10 computers in our remote location are having domain trust relationship issues. The computers are able to login after a reboot takes place, but the issue repeats after the computer goes to sleep.

There is a Domain Controller in the Remote site, Remote-AD-- however it seems like the machines are logging into the domain at the main site, Main-AD.


  • Remote server remote-ad does not seem to be functional. remote-ad is not accepting pc's that are domain joined, and doesnt seem to replicate properly

  • cannot connect windows 10 machines to the domain without specifying to use Main-ad as the server


  • (SUCCESS) - network. Network checked, routing seems to be working fine, pings and connectivity work between workstations and servers

  • (SUCCESS) DNS - DNS itself seems to be pulling the correct ip addresses for all Domain controllers

  • (ISSUES) Replication - Issues Identified with replication

    • DC is tombstoned, need solution


  • Reset-ComputerMachinePassword -Credential $c (doesn't work)

  • Rejoining computer to the domain (works temporarily)

  • uncheck IPV6 (didnt solve the problem)

  • ipconfig /release /renew

  • running: repadmin /showrepl Major issues shown syncing to the Remote-AD

    • 60 days since the last contact date

Error Details

Error: Client Side, Remote Site

the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

Error: Remote-AD

All domain controllers in the following site that can replicate the directory partition over this transport are currently unavailable.

Site: CN=SLC,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=Domain,DC=com Directory partition: CN=Configuration,DC=Domain,DC=com Transport: CN=IP,CN=Inter-Site Transports,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=Domain,DC=com

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  • 1st question: Why are you running Server 2003? It's long out of support. 2nd question: Are the devices in the proper subnet/site?
    – Davidw
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 23:17
  • Thank you. I completely agree with you, but it's what I'm stuck with. They are on the same subnet as the remote-AD, but I only checked that via ipconfig /all do I need to check that via a different method?
    – confoundr
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 23:19
  • All Windows 10 computers in our remote location are having domain trust relationship issues. - You didn't tell us what the issue actually is. What happens? What are the symptoms? Also, do you have Active Directory Sites and Services configured correctly with your sites and subnets? My guess is it isn't.
    – joeqwerty
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 23:50
  • Remote-AD and Main-AD are in different sites in Active Directory
    – confoundr
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 23:50
  • @joeqwerty thankyou, I've added the error detail under additional details
    – confoundr
    Commented Nov 22, 2019 at 23:56

1 Answer 1


We solved this by setting up a new DC at the remote site due to the Domain controller reaching the tombstoned date.

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