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CIFS server delete fails with the "Error: command failed: Failed to remove the CIFS BranchCache configuration"

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8.X
  • Ontap 9.X
  • CIFS


::>vserver cifs delete fails with "Error: command failed: Failed to remove the CIFS BranchCache configuration"
::> vserver cifs delete -vserver vs1
In order to delete an Active Directory machine account for the CIFS server, you
must supply the name and password of a Windows account with sufficient
privileges to remove computers from the "DOMAIN.COM" domain.
Enter the user name: administrator
Enter the password:
Warning: There are one or more shares associated with this CIFS server
         Do you really want to delete this CIFS server and all its shares?
          {y|n}: y
Error: command failed: Failed to remove the CIFS BranchCache configuration.
       Reason: The specified path "/test_vol" does not exist in the namespace
       belonging to Vserver "vs1"

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