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Is it possible rename the computer account created using vserver active-directory create command

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Domain tunnel

Answer

  • It is not possible to rename the computer account created using vserver active-directory create command
  • If a name change is necessary, then computer account needs to be deleted and re-created

NOTE :  There will be no impact to CIFS users as this is an active-directory computer account created for domain-tunnel authentication and not for CIFS share access

Additional Information

1) Delete the Active Directory account created on the SVM 
::> vserver  active-directory show -instance
                      Vserver: svm1
Active Directory NetBIOS Name: AD_TEST
NetBIOS Domain/Workgroup Name: NASLAB
  Fully Qualified Domain Name: NASLAB.LOCAL
          Organizational Unit: CN=Computers
         Authentication Style: domain

::>  vserver  active-directory delete -vserver svm1
In order to delete an Active Directory machine account, you must supply the name and password of a Windows account with sufficient privileges to remove computers from the "NASLAB.LOCAL" domain.
Enter the user name: administrator
Enter the password:

2) Recreate the Active Directory account created on the SVM with desired name 
::> vserver  active-directory create -account-name ad_test1 -domain naslab.local
In order to create an Active Directory machine account, you must supply the name and password of a Windows account with sufficient privileges to add computers to the "CN=Computers" container within the "NASLAB.LOCAL" domain.
Enter the user name: administrator
Enter the password:

::> vserver  active-directory show -instance
                      Vserver: svm1
Active Directory NetBIOS Name: AD_TEST1
NetBIOS Domain/Workgroup Name: NASLAB
  Fully Qualified Domain Name: NASLAB.LOCAL
          Organizational Unit: CN=Computers
         Authentication Style: domain

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