Azure Files linking to Azure AD

David Harrison 41 Reputation points

I've created an azure storage account and 3 shares, I can access these from a PC using access keys but I want to use Azure AD groups.
When I head into the storage account configuration and enable the "Identity-based access for file shares - Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS"

I get the following error. "failed to update storage account '****files'. Error the resource *****-----********* does not exist?"

i'm not trying to link this to an on-prem. AD, all just on Azure.


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Azure Files
An Azure service that offers file shares in the cloud.
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  1. Sumarigo-MSFT 42,596 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @David Harrison 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?

    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.

    Additional information: 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.

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly let us know if the above helps or you need further assistance on this issue.


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  1. Jason Walter 10 Reputation points

    What was the resolution to this issue. I am experiencing the same issue.

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  2. David Harrison 41 Reputation points

    Hi Sumarigo, yes we have a tenant, we have PCs connected to this Azure AD, exchange, office 365 and some .net applications using azure authentication.
    I have attached a screen shot of the error.

    Many thanks