Setting up CIFS and Joining the Active Directory

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 29 December 2006, updated 29 January 2007

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IBM Form #: REDP-4074-01
(20 pages)

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Authors: Alex Osuna

Contributing companies: Network Appliance, Inc.


This IBM Redpaper describes basic methods to join an IBM System Storage N series system with Data ONTAP to a Microsoft Active Directory domain with a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server.

Table of contents

Selecting a computer account
Precreating a computer object
Running CIFS setup with the N series storage system
Active Directory join methodology
Device discovery

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