I have set up an Azure Files share with Azure AD Kerberos as the authentication source.

I get the error below when running the connection script (Active Directory authentication) on an end user's PC.

The PC is Azure AD-joined, with the user logging in with an Azure AD account.

Users need to be able to access the Azure Files share when they are not on the local domain.

New-PSDrive : The system cannot contact a domain controller to service the authentication request. Please try again later
At C:\Users\testuser\Desktop\connect-files-share.ps1:4 char:5 +
New-PSDrive -Name Z -PSProvider FileSystem -Root "\storage ... +

     + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (Z:PSDriveInfo) [New-PSDrive], Win32Exception
     + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CouldNotMapNetworkDrive,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.NewPSDriveCommand

The Azure website states: "Azure AD Kerberos authentication allows users to connect to Azure Files over the internet without requiring a line-of-sight to domain controllers."

Azure AD Kerberos Source

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