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Enable or disable GPO support on a CIFS server

You can enable or disable Group Policy Object (GPO) support on a CIFS server. If you enable GPO support on a CIFS server, the applicable GPOs that are defined on the group policy—​the policy that is applied to the organizational unit (OU) that contains the CIFS server computer object—​are applied to the CIFS server.

About this task

GPOs cannot be enabled on CIFS servers in workgroup mode.

  1. Perform one of the following actions:

    If you want to…​ Enter the command…​

    Enable GPOs

    vserver cifs group-policy modify -vserver vserver_name -status enabled

    Disable GPOs

    vserver cifs group-policy modify -vserver vserver_name -status disabled

  2. Verify that GPO support is in the desired state: vserver cifs group-policy show -vserver +vserver_name_

    Group Policy Status for CIFS servers in workgroup mode is displayed as “disabled”.


The following example enables GPO support on storage virtual machine (SVM) vs1:

cluster1::> vserver cifs group-policy modify -vserver vs1 -status enabled

cluster1::> vserver cifs group-policy show -vserver vs1

            Vserver: vs1
Group Policy Status: enabled
Related information

Supported GPOs

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