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SmartObject error: "Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user"

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At runtime when executing the SmartObject from SQL server service instance, the following error is shown:

Could not obtain information about Windows NT group/user



The issue could be related to missing 'Read' permission of Auth Users.  

Please see the following Microsoft community post: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/27f62fc2-aa74-4c9c-b559-b65b20d6bbb3/could-not-obtain-information-about-windows-nt-groupuser-domainuser-error-code-0x5?forum=winserverDS

Troubleshooting Steps

To resolve this, please do the following:

1. Verify that Auth Users has 'Read' permissions.

2. Refresh the SmartObject.