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This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Microsoft Windows
  • CIFS


  • When attempting to change file ownership on a NTFS volume, Windows Explorer throws error: "Unable to set net owner on share$ (\\x.x.x.x). This security ID may not be assigned as the owner of this object"


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