Migration of child domains from one Active Directory forest to a different Active Directory forest

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I have been given a project to migrate one child domain abc in a forest called group.local (abc.group.local) to another child domain in completely different forest call xyz.group.local. Since the forest roots of both forests are the same I cannot easily get DNS to resolve in order to create a trust. I have established a WINS relationship so each domain can fully resolve, but when attempting to create a trust AD tries to use DNS instead of netbios and fails because it cannot find the other domain in DNS... Any help or thoughts would be appreciated

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Have you looked into renaming one of the forests, more than likely the one you are looking to migrate using something called Domain Renaming (rendom) command. Use the following article to go through some of the restrictions in doing such a task http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/downloads/domainrename.mspx.

Or set-up a temp domain, migrate to that and then migrate from that domain to the new domain, using ADMT.

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