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Unable to reassign ownership of files in CIFS share due to SeRestorePrivilege missing

Applies to

  • ONTAP 8
  • ONTAP 9 
  • Microsoft Windows


Unable to reassign ownership or change ownership of files within a CIFS share.

The client may report one of these errors:
"An error occurred while applying security information to: <path to share> The security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object."
"Unable to set new owner on <folder name>. You do not have the Restore privilege required to set this user/group as owner.



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