NetApp Ontap 8.x CIFS share and AD groups

Today I ran across an issue with CIFS on a NetApp filer running Ontap 8.01 while attempting to add some AD Groups to the Share permission on the filer.

Using System Manager 2, System Manager 1.1, the CLI , etc – I was unable to add any Active Directory groups to the share permissions of shares created in CIFS.

Turns out it a bug….

http://now.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/bugrellist?bugno=371143

The way to deal with it is to use Computer Management from a Windows box, Connect to Another Computer, enter the filer name, then use the Shares section to manage permissions.

Hope this saves someone some time!

 

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