How do I create external trusts between two domains? We need to setup a test environment at our vendor's site, which has two DCs with different domain names, like test.com and vendor.dev. There are some other servers in the environment that need to be shared.
On the test.com DC, I added the vendor.dev DC's IP address and the domain name to the NIC properties. Also I added the vendor.dev DC name to the Domain Controller folder on the AD Users and Computers window. After these precedences, I was able to see the vendor.dev domain on the Domain and Trust window. I created a 2-way trust with the vendor.dev domain.
I tried to do the same thing on the vendor.dev DC, but I could not see the test.com domain on the vendor.dev DC. What can I do to make this work?
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