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Creating a local Windows user account

You can use System Manager to create a local Windows user account that can be used to authorize access to data contained in the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) over an SMB connection. You can also use local Windows user accounts for authentication when creating a CIFS session.

Before you begin

About this task

A local Windows user name must meet the following requirements:

The password must meet the following criteria:


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the SVM, and click Configuration > Local Users and Groups > Windows.
  3. In the Users tab, click Create.
  4. Specify a name for the local user.
  5. Specify the full name of the local user and a description that helps you identify this new user.
  6. Enter a password for the local user and confirm the password.
    The password must meet the password requirements.
  7. Click Add to assign group memberships to this user.
  8. In the Add Groups window, select the groups from the list of available groups in the SVM.
  9. Select Disable this account to disable this account after the user is created.
  10. Click Create.


The local Windows user account is created and is assigned membership to the selected groups. The user account is listed in the Users tab.