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Can a CIFS server be created in ONTAP without joining the CIFS server to a domain?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP 8

Answer

This functionality is supported in ONTAP 9 and above.

In 8.3.2 and below, a  CIFS server must be joined to a domain. It's not possible to perform a CIFS create for a workgroup.

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