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Unable to create a machine account for a CIFS server

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Microsoft Windows Domain Controller
  • NT Lan Manager (NTLM)


  • Unable to create a machine account for a CIFS server
  • The following failure is observed:
Clsuter01::*> vserver cifs create -cifs-server cifs01 -vserver dataSVM -domain demo.netapp

In order to create an Active Directory machine account for the CIFS server, you must supply the name and password of a 
Windows account with sufficient privileges to add computers to the domain.

Enter the user name: administrator

Enter the password:

Error: Machine account creation procedure failed
  [   163] Loaded the preliminary configuration.
  [   254] Created a machine account in the domain
  [   319] Kerberos password set for 'cifs01.demo.netapp'
  [   340] Successfully authenticated with DC
  [   352] Unable to connect to NetLogon service on
           MSDC2020.demo.netapp (Error:
**[   352] FAILURE: Unable to make a connection
**         (NetLogon:MSDC2020.demo.netapp), result: 6754
  [   352] Unable to make a NetLogon connection to
           MSDC2020.demo.netapp using the new machine account
  [   359] Deleted existing account

Error: command failed: Failed to create the Active Directory machine account "cifs01.demo.netapp". 
Reason: Socket receive error.


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