Troubleshoot ConfigMgr client details in the admin center (preview)

Applies to: Configuration Manager (current branch)

Use the following to troubleshoot ConfigMgr client details in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center:


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Common errors from the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center

When viewing the ConfigMgr client details, you may run across one of these errors.

The necessary configuration is missing in Azure Active Directory

Error message: The necessary configuration is missing in Azure Active Directory. Make sure to attach the Configuration Manager site to your Azure tenant, and assign the proper user role in Azure AD.

Possible cause: The user account is likely missing the Admin User role for the Configuration Manager Microservice application in Azure AD. Add the role in Azure AD from Enterprise applications > Configuration Manager Microservice > Users and groups > Add user. Groups are supported if you have Azure AD premium. Changes to this permission can take up to an hour to take effect.

Unable to get device or collection information

Error message 1: Unable to get client details (or collection) information. Make sure Azure AD and AD user discovery are configured and the user is discovered by both. Verify that the user has proper permissions in Configuration Manager.

Possible causes: Typically, this error is caused by an issue with the admin account. Below are the most common issues with the administrative user account:

  1. Use the same account to sign in to the admin center. The on-premises identity must be synchronized with and match the cloud identity.

  2. Verify the account has Read permission for the device's Collection in Configuration Manager.

  3. Make sure that Configuration Manager has discovered the administrative user account you're using to access the tenant attach features within Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. In the Configuration Manager console, go to the Assets and Compliance workspace. Select the Users node, and find your user account.

    If your account isn't listed in the Users node, check the configuration of the site's Active Directory User discovery.

  4. Verify the discovery data. Select your user account. In the ribbon, on the Home tab select Properties. In the properties window, confirm the following discovery data:

    • Azure Active Directory Tenant ID: This value should be a GUID for the Azure AD tenant.
    • Azure Active Directory User ID: This value should be a GUID for this account in Azure AD.
    • User Principal Name: The format of this value is user@domain. For example,

    If the Azure AD properties are empty, check the configuration of the site's Azure AD user discovery.

Unexpected error occurred

Error message: Unexpected error occurred

Possible causes: Unexpected errors are typically caused by either service connection point, administration service, or connectivity issues.

  1. Verify the service connection point has connectivity to the cloud using the CMGatewayNotificationWorker.log.
  2. Verify the administrative service is healthy by reviewing the SMS_REST_PROVIDER component from site component monitoring on the central site.
  3. IIS must be installed on provider machine. For more information, see Prerequisites for the administration service.
  4. Verify the clock on the service connection point is in sync. If the service connection point's clock is slightly behind, apply KB4563473 - Update rollup for Configuration Manager version 2002 tenant attach issues. Check AdminService.log on the provider machine for any errors.

Known issues

Getting results timed out

Scenario: If you have a remote service connection point and you installed 2002 early update ring before March 30, 2020, you'll see a timeout error in the admin center.

Error message: Getting results timed out. Make sure the Configuration Manager service connection point is operational and has a connection to the cloud.

Workaround: Copy the Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.dll from site server's bin\x64 folder to the remote service connection point's bin\x64 folder. Restart the SMS_EXECUTIVE service on the service connection point server.

Boundary groups list is empty

Error message: No boundary groups found or the user may not have permissions to view boundary group information.

The empty list is a known issue for Configuration Manager version 2002 when you have a hierarchy of Configuration Manager sites.

Boundary group list is empty

When the Configuration Manager site is configured to require multi-factor authentication, most tenant attach features don't work

Scenario: If the SMS provider machine that communicates with the service connection point are configured to use multi-factor authentication, you'll be unable to install applications, run CMPivot queries, and perform other actions from the admin console. You'll receive error code 403, forbidden.

Workaround: The current workaround is to configure the on-premises hierarchy to the default authentication level of Windows authentication. For more information, see the Authentication section in the SMS provider article.

Next steps

Troubleshoot tenant attach