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Error "show failed: Failed to resolve member by the security identifier (SID) unknown-SID" in ONTAP 9 CLI

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.x
  • CIFS
  • Post 7-Mode Transition Tool (7MTT) migration
  • Command Line


  • Users are unable to add or list members to a local group using CLI
  • User access not possible due to wrong (old) cached SID
  • Domain user is removed before removing from a local group
  • Customer is unable to add or list members to a group on the migrated vservers
  • Listing local group members get the following result
    ::> vserver cifs users-and-groups local-group show-members -vserver <vserver-name> -group-name <BUILTINgroup-name>
        show failed: Failed to resolve member by the security identifier (SID) unknown-SID.  






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