We have a three tier server farm with a one way trust with the WFE on the resource domain. I installed FBA and FBAPack. Everything is working fine and I can add domain users to sites if I'm adding them from the app server.
However, when I try to use the "Share" option on the web, I get the error: Sorry, we're having trouble reaching the server.
I originally thought it might be a problem with alternate access mappings, but doing research it looks like it might be a problem with the People Picker itself.
I ran the following commands multiple times on both app and WFE:
stsadm –o setapppassword -password password1!
stsadm -o setproperty -url http://server:port/ -pn peoplepicker-searchadforests -pv "domain:mydomain.com, mydomain\myadminuser, password1!"
But when I run stsadm -o getproperty -pn peoplepicker-onlysearchwithinsitecollection -url http://server:port
I get: Property Exist="Yes" Value="no"
The only thing I can think of is that the exclamation point is causing the issue. I read that the password needs to have no special characters. Unfortunately, this violates the password group policy.