Failed to update storage account. Enabling Azure Active Directory Domain Services

Jason Walter 10 Reputation points

I am trying to enable Azure AD authentication on Azure files,

When I try to enable the Azure AD element I get the following error message immediately

"Failed to update storage account ''. Error: The resource %Azure AD GUID%' does not exist."

Have looked at the config docs and cant see what I am missing, anyone got any ideas.

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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 42,601 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Jason Walters Welcome to Microsoft Q&A Forum, Thank you for posting your query here!

    For better understating the issue: can you please share the screenshot of the error message?

    Before enabling this setting, make sure Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS) is enabled for your Azure tenant. Otherwise, this operation will fail.

    We strongly recommend that you review the How it works section to select the right AD source for authentication. The setup is different depending on the AD source you choose.

    However can you cross-verify that you have completed the following prerequisites: (Before you enable Azure AD over SMB for Azure file shares)

    After completing the prerequisites, if you still find any issue, please let us know, I would like to work closer on this issue.

    This article lists common problems that are related to Microsoft Azure Files when you connect from Windows clients. It also provides possible causes and resolutions for these problems.

    There is a video which provides detailed information how to enable AADS for Azure File Share
    Diagram showing Azure AD over SMB for Azure Files workflow

    Enable Azure AD DS authentication for your account
    If you're new to Azure Files, we recommend reading our planning guide before reading this article.

    Please let us know if you have any further queries. I’m happy to assist you further.

    Please do not forget to "Accept the answer” and “up-vote” wherever the information provided helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

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