I'm trying to create a CIFS server and I keep getting this error message. "Failed to create CIFS server. Reason Failed to create domain entry. Reason: duplicate entry." I get the same result regardless of what I name the server.
My name is Hadrian and I work for NetApp doing clustered Data ONTAP consulting.
That is an interesting BURT that may be relavent. Before going to Support, I would validate any legacy AD computer objects referring to the old CIFS server name have been cleaned up (aka Deleted), and the AD replication updated. Then repeat setting up the CIFS server. If after that the issue persists I would call into NetApp support and refer to the BURT 649007 so they can inspect the logs.
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I don't believe that Bug 649007 is applicable because the original share and CIFS Protocol setup was completed from OnCommand and nothing within AD was changed, aside from the original object being removed. And, even beyond that, I couldn't set up the CIFS Protocol using any NetBIOS name.
The workaround is internal to NetApp. It is related to database tables editing, The task will require an Escalation Engineer to verify it. Contact technical support for information about a workaround for this issue (open a case).