Cross-Forest Trust

Cross-Forest Trust

A feature of Microsoft's Windows Server that enables trust to be automatically managed between multiple Active Directory forests. It is especially helpful for consolidating operations due to mergers and acquisitions. See forests and trees.
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Cross-forest trust is a new feature of Active Directory, which enables the federation of network identities between organizations and across trust boundaries.
Provides support for multiple Active Directory forests and one-way and two-way cross-forest trusts.