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CIFS share not accessible by user even with share permission Everyone - full control

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS/SMB Share with UNIX security style


  • User not able to access the CIFS/SMB share even with the share permission as Everyone - Full control.
  • Whenever user tries to access the share, it prompts for password.
  • After providing the password, "Access Denied" error is displayed.
  • Security style of the volume/Qtree on which the share was created is UNIX.
  • Below error is seen when vserver services unix-user show -vserver <vs> -user <user> is run.

         Vserver: vs
       User Name: user
         User ID: 3xxx
Primary Group ID: x0
User's Full Name:
 Access is denied by UNIX
 permissions while opening
 existing file or directory.
 Access is not granted for:
 "Synchronize", "Write DAC",
 "Read Control", "Execute",
 "Read EA", "Read"


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