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    I need to manage servers with Hyena that are in another forest. That forest trusts the forest I am in but the forest I am in does not trust the forest I need to manage with Hyena.

    I can piont to a DC in that Forest and perform functions of the DC but no other servers are populated in Hyena. I just get the message:

    Unable to list computers. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

    I understand this may be a browsing issue but cannot find any issues with browsing in the two forests in question. Are there additional settings I need to make?

    Thanks,

  • #2
    Re: Manage servers in another Forest

    The Servers folder is dynamically built from your Windows Browse List, so you are probably dealing with a browsing issue of some sort.

    You can either navigate through Containers/OUs, or find them in the Computers list to manage them.

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    • #3
      Re: Manage servers in another Forest

      Microsoft states, "On computers that are not running either Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you cannot browse principals in another forest to add them to DACLs and groups."
      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtec...y/fedffin2.mspx

      This seems to indicate that a 2000 native domain cannot browse another forest.
      Does Hyena get the browse list from the master browser (or backup browser)in the domain that the instance of Hyena is running in or will Hyena look at a browse list in the domain it is being pointed to?

      /thanks

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      • #4
        Re: Manage servers in another Forest

        I don't think that MIcrosoft is referring to the browser list in the article, but rather their object picker, which is very different.

        The Microsoft function that Hyena uses to get the browse list does not reference a computer, but the domain. Internally, the function decides where to get the list. The Servers object itself in Hyena is not a critical function, as its mainly meant as a convenience on getting a list of 'servers'. You can get to the same list by going to an OU, or moving all of the servers in the domain into their own OU. YOu can also build your own custom list if you want.
        Kevin Stanush
        SystemTools Software Inc.

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        • #5
          Re: Manage servers in another Forest

          The issue was the lack of ADSI path for the remote domain. Appearantly cross forest trust do not populate that field automagicly like I had been used to.

          Once I specified the path, all is well.

          Thanks for the help.

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          • #6
            Re: Manage servers in another Forest

            Can you explain exactly what you did to fix this problem ? I'm curious...thanks.
            Kevin Stanush
            SystemTools Software Inc.

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