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Unable to remove invalid account SIDs from the Local Administrators Group of the vfiler

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Applies to

Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode


  • When attempting to remove an unrecognized user SID/account from the Computer Management MMC the following error is reported:

"Unable to remove AD object because it does not exist"


"Cannot remove invalid SID"


"User does not exist"

  • When attempting to remove an unrecognized user  SID/account using useradmin command in CLI, fails

netapp> useradmin domainuser delete S-1-5-21-190491234-12345611234-141211111-500 -g Administrators
Could not delete user <S-1-5-21-190491234-12345611234-141211111-500>. Error: User does not exist
Try to do "cifs lookup S-1-5-21-190491234-12345611234-141211111-500" to check for validity.

  • CIFS lookup fails with error STATUS_NONE_MAPPED :

netapp> cifs lookup S-1-5-21-190491234-12345611234-141211111-500
error: STATUS_NONE_MAPPED (0xc0000073)


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