Creating a local Windows group

You can use System Manager to create local Windows groups that can be used for authorizing access to the data contained in the storage virtual machine (SVM) over an SMB connection. You can also assign the privileges that define the user rights or capabilities that a member of the group has when performing administrative activities.

Before you begin

CIFS server must be configured for the SVM.

About this task


  1. Click Storage > SVMs.
  2. Select the SVM, and then click SVM Settings.
  3. In the Host Users and Groups pane, click Windows.
  4. In the Groups tab, click Create.
  5. In the Create Group dialog box, specify a name for the group and a description that helps you to identify the new group.
  6. Assign a set of privileges to the group.
    You can select the privileges from the predefined set of supported privileges.
  7. Click Add to add users to the group.
  8. In the Add Members to Group dialog box, perform one of the following actions:
    • Specify the Active Directory user or Active Directory group to be added to a particular local group.
    • Select the users from the list of available local users in the SVM.
    • Click OK.
  9. Click Create.


The local Windows group is created and is listed in the Groups window.