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Unable to reassign ownership of files in CIFS share due to SeRestorePrivilege missing

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9 
  • Microsoft Windows
  • RoboCopy
  • Windows PowerShell


Unable to reassign ownership or change ownership of files within a CIFS share.

The client may report one of these errors:

  • An error occurred while applying security information to: <path to share> The security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.
  • Unable to set new owner on <folder name>. You do not have the Restore privilege required to set this user/group as owner.
  • ERROR 1307 (0x0000051B) Copying NTFS Security to Destination Directory. This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object.


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