[Samba] Samba4 - Win7 RSAT tools - global catalog (GC) cannot be contacted

Marc Muehlfeld samba at marc-muehlfeld.de
Sun Jun 16 15:33:52 MDT 2013

Hello Thomas,

Am 16.06.2013 12:12, schrieb Thomas Harold:
> When looking at the properties for the "Administrator" account, clicking
> on the "Member Of" tab results in a 30 second wait, then the error
> message of "global catalog (GC) cannot be contacted".

The global catalog uses port 3268/tcp, which wasn't listed in your 
iptables command list.

I added it to the Wiki page, too.

Wether something else is missing, you can see, if you check on which 
ports the Samba daemons are listening:

# netstat -taunp | egrep "tcp.*LISTEN|udp" | grep "samba|smbd"


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