Can't access eDirectory after installation on Windows

  • 7003769
  • 06-Jul-2009
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Windows 2003
Novell eDirectory for Windows 2003


- When eDirectory starts, the NDSCons application doesn't list any dlms.
- Server is listening on port 524, but it can't be accessed by any program, eg "telnet host 524" doesn't connect.
- Server is accessible via standard ports - icmp, http, etc.


The network card has TCP/IP filtering turned on.  This only allows access via the standard ports.  In order for eDirectory to work, allow access to all ports via these steps:

Note:  All servers running Novell eDirectory should be inside a firewall with port 524 completely blocked.  Ensure that this is done before preceding.

1. Go to Start | Control Panel | Network Connections Local Area Connection

2. From the Local Area Connection Status window,

- select Properties | Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

3. From the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window

- select Advanced | Options | TCP/IP Filtering

4. From the TCP/IP Filtering window,

- select "Permit All" for each category - TCP Ports, UDP Ports and IP Protocols