I have a CIFS share on a FAS2552 which runs NetApp 8.2.2 Cluster-Mode. A service needs to access this share running as Local System account.
I gave full rights on the share using DOMAIN\COMPUTERNAME$. The service cannot access this share. When I run the service as DOMAIN\USER it works fine. We'd really like the service to run under the local system account for various reasons.
We also tried connecting to the CIFS IP instead of the CIFS hostname but this didn't make a difference. The time of the SAN is the same as the computer trying to access the share.
Is the local service account created on the netapp filer or on the client you are accessing from?
You should be able to create a local account on the netapp filer and then from a windows client use a UNC path to browse to the CIFS share once appropriate permissions are provided and enter \\filername\cifsshare. it should then prompt for credentials at which point you enter the local account details you created on the filer.
If that doesnt work and you are using a windows machine why dont you try to map a network drive instead and use alternative credentials.
Clustered mode doesn't support the use of local account for CIFS access until 9.1 - so with 8.2.2 this is not possible. The FAS25xx series can run 9.1, so our advice would be to upgrade if this is required functionality.