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Resetting CIFS domain controllers

You can use System Manager to reset the CIFS connection to domain controllers for the specified domain. Failure to reset the domain controller information can cause a connection failure.

About this task

You have to update the discovery information of the storage system’s available domain controller after you add or delete a domain from the list of preferred domain controllers. You can update the storage system’s available domain controller discovery information in Data ONTAP through the command-line interface (CLI).


  1. Expand the Storage Virtual Machines hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. In the navigation pane, select the Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) and click Configuration > Protocols > CIFS .
  3. In the Domain tab, click Reset.