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Trust Enumeration

Trust Types

Trust Type



Domains within the same forest. The child domain has a two-way transitive trust with the parent domain.


a trust between child domains to speed up authentication.


A non-transitive trust between two separate domains in separate forests which are not already joined by a forest trust. This type of trust utilizes SID filtering.


a two-way transitive trust between a forest root domain and a new tree root domain. They are created by design when you set up a new tree root domain within a forest.


a transitive trust between two forest root domains.

PowerView Trusts Enumeration

Trusts can be transitive or non-transitive.

  • A transitive trust means that trust is extended to objects that the child domain trusts.

  • In a non-transitive trust, only the child domain itself is trusted.

Trusts can be set up to be one-way or two-way (bidirectional).

  • In bidirectional trusts, users from both trusting domains can access resources.

  • In a one-way trust, only users in a trusted domain can access resources in a trusting domain, not vice-versa. The direction of trust is opposite to the direction of access.

Get a list of all domain trusts for the current domain

Get-NetDomainTrust -Domain us.dollarcorp.moneycorp.local

Get details about the current forest

Get-NetForest -Forest eurocorp.local

Get all domains in the current forest

Get-NetForestDomain -Forest eurocorp.local

Get all global catalogs for the current forest

Get-NetForestCatalog -Forest eurocorp.local

Map trusts of a forest

Get-NetForestTrust -Forest eurocorp.local

PowerView Enumeration [ User Hunting ]

Find all machines on the current domain where the current user has local admin access

Find-LocalAdminAccess -Verbose

Find computers where a domain admin (or specified user/group) has sessions

Invoke-UserHunter -GroupName "RDPUsers"

To confirm admin access

Invoke-UserHunter -CheckAccess

Find computers where a domain admin is logged-in

Invoke-UserHunter -Stealth

Find computers where a domain admin (or specified user/group) has sessions

Find-DomainUserLocation -Verbose
Find-DomainUserLocation -UserGroupIdentity "StudentUsers"

Find computers where a domain admin session is available and current user has admin access (uses Test-AdminAccess)

Find-DomainUserLocation -CheckAccess

Find computers (File Servers and Distributed File servers) where a domain admin session is available.

Find-DomainUserLocation –Stealth

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