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Information technology tools and resources at the UW

Setting up a Domain Trust to the NETID domain

To complete this process, you’ll need to have the following:

  • Access to a user account in your local domain/forest that is a member of the Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins group
  • A nearby telephone (for security reasons, we won’t send the trust relationship passwords through e-mail)
  • Approximately 20 minutes of free time

To create a one-way, outgoing, external trust for one side of the trust

  1. Open the Active Directory Domains and Trusts administrative tool.
  2. In the console tree, right-click your domain, and then click Properties.
  3. On the Trusts tab, click New Trust, and then click Next.
  4. On the Trust Name page, type the DNS name of the domain to which you want to create a trust, and then click Next.

    For the UW Windows Infrastructure, you’ll enter: netid.washington.edu.

  5. On the Trust Type page, click External trust, and then click Next.
  6. On the Direction of Trust page, click One-way: outgoing, and then click Next.
  7. On the Sides of Trust page, click This domain only, and then click Next.
  8. On the Outgoing Trust Authentication Level page, choose either Domain-wide authentication or Selective authentication, and then click Next
  9. On the Trust Password page, carefully type the trust password twice, and then click Next.  (The UW Technology engineer will provide you with this password over the phone.)
  10. On the Trust Selections Complete page, review the results, and then click Next.
  11. On the Trust Creation Complete page, review the results, and then click Next.
  12. On the Confirm Outgoing Trust page, click Yes, confirm the outgoing trust.  The new trust will be confirmed and verified. UW Technology can not verify the trust without a domain admin account and password in your domain.
  13. On the Completing the New Trust Wizard page, click Finish.

Once you have completed these steps, please inform the UW-IT engineer so we know that the process is complete. After that, your trust relationship should be working. You can now utilize NETID user accounts as you would a normal local domain user account.