Samba 4 now supports GPO and management through the Active Directory Windows console. But, when I open it after installation, I cannot access the server nor the domain.

The message returned is that my domain controller is "not operational".

I followed several guides:

My DNS server answers well to requests. But I wonder if the problem comes from Windows 7 and its compatibility with Samba 4 or from other network services (DNS, WINS, etc.).

My Samba server is a domain server which my windows 7 station has joined. My server also provides services for DNS, DHCP, NTP, WINS, SMB, Kerberos (samba internal), and printing.

I can authenticate without problems. I heard that the issue could be related to Kerberos. What do you think?

I'm using openSUSE 13.1 with Samba 4.1.17.

Was I wrong to choose Samba over an LDAPv3 based directory?

  • For future reference, I've found SLES to be better for doing samba on as opposed to OpenSuSE. – SailorCire Jun 11 '15 at 19:01
  • Sorry for late answer. I recommend Ubuntu for this kind of project because it supports GPO on the contrary on a lot of distributions. – StEvUgnIn Mar 21 '16 at 21:36
  • Samba 4 does GPO. – SailorCire Mar 22 '16 at 18:27

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