19.3 Accessing Files in Another Domain

In Active Directory, there is often a need to share resources between domains. This is accomplished by establishing an inter-domain trust relationship between the domains.

Because DSfW is designed to emulate the Active Directory domain model, it might be necessary to establish trust relationships between DSfW domains in the same eDirectory tree.

You can also use MMC to set up cross-forest trusts between a DSfW domain and an Active Directory domain. After this is done, you can create a share on a Windows server in the Active Directory domain and DSfW users can map a drive to that share and access the files on the Windows server.

With DSfW, you can establish an cross-forest trust between a DSfW domain and an Active Directory domain and thereby allow provisioned users to access files on servers in the Active Directory domain.

NOTE:It is not possible to set up cross-forest trusts between DSfW domains in different eDirectory trees. OES services cannot grant access to users in one tree from another tree.

NOTE:In this release of DSfW, bidirectional trusts are supported, but resource access is not supported. DSfW users can access servers in an Active Directory domain, but it is not possible for users in an Active Directory domain to access servers in a DSfW domain.

Also, in this release, it is not possible to share print resources between a DSfW domain and an Active Directory domain.

For more information on trust relationships, refer to Section 18.0, Managing Trust Relationships in Domain Services for Windows.