Creation of ‘netAppAccounts’ has been restricted in this region

Few weeks ago, I was working on Azure NetApp Files which is a great service in Azure to manage your data and your workload on the NetApp structure.


To work with Azure NetApp Files, you must create an Azure NetApp Files Account. Sometimes, when you try to create your Azure NetApp Files Account you may get the following error message:

(ResourceRestriction) Creation of ‘netAppAccounts’ has been restricted in this region


The first thing to check from your side is the region you try to use in order to create the ANF account. Depending the region, you may be restricted. All the available regions are visible on this page:

If you already use a supported region, it could be an issue with your subscription. Indeed, I encountered a limitation with my Azure subscription which is a sponsor subscription with limitations. If possible, try to create the account on another subscription to confirm the problem.

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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.