Provisioning users when across trusted domains

The Zone Provisioning Agent includes two utilities in its Tools folder to assist you in provisioning users when there are trust relationships between domains. These two utilities are CopyGroup and CopyGroupNested. These utilities enable you to mirror group membership or a group hierarchy from a trusted domain and forest in a target domain and forest.

To use these command line utilities, you must have an account that can log on to the trusted source domain and the target domain. The account should also have read permission on the source domain and permission to update the target domain.

For example, assume you have configured the AJAX domain to have a one-way trust with the ACME domain and you have your Active Directory users and groups defined in the ACME domain. If you want to allow the users and groups in the ACME domain to log on to computers that are joined to the AJAX domain, you can log on to the AJAX domain controller with an account that has administrative privileges in both the AJAX and ACME domains, then run the CopyGroup utility to mirror the group membership from a group in the ACME source domain as zone users in the AJAX target domain.

For more information about the command line arguments and options for these utilities, see the usage message displayed for each utility.