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2012 R2 User Profile Disks

Hey guys,


Anyone got 2012 R2 user profile disks working with SMB3 on NetApp cDOT? I know it requires SMB3 but it doesn't seem to work when setting up on cDOT 😞


I've got a SMB3.0 enabled CIFS server, I know that it works as it is currently used for Hyper-V SMB 3.0

A share has been added for UPD, as a test I set everyone full for share and NTFS permissions

I go into server manager and add the share - making sure I use the CIFS server name rather than an alias (beleive this is a requirement for SMB3 to work)

Tried enabling and disabling "Enable continuous availability" just to check that option out


When adding I get 


Could not create the template VHD. Error Message: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA).

Doing some research this is due to SMB3 support - lots of people say setup a full 2012 R2 share, which I can do via a LUN but i'd rather not if possible.


Is the NetApp CIFS compatible with 2012 R2 UPD's? Has anyone got this working?



Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

Ok thanks for the information, time to make a design decision about the profile placement 🙂

Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

Hello, trying to find the KB as stated in the resolution but it says could not be found

Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

I've submitted the request to the KB team to have this article added. I'll update the solution above with the new URL when available. I'll also notify you, @yougotserv when complete.

More info on the KB FAQ.

Community Manager \\ NetApp

Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

@yougotserv, the article has been added to the new KB site. I've updated the link in the solution above.

Community Manager \\ NetApp

Re: 2012 R2 User Profile Disks

Hello and thanks a lot !

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