Mac client enrollment fails if passwords contain special characters

This article provides a workaround to solve the issue that Mac client enrollment fails in Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager if the password has special characters.

Original product version:   Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Original KB number:   2839072


The Configuration Manager CMEnroll tool fails on a Mac client computer with the following error:

Error received:Server Connection failed. HTTP Response code is 400 and reason is Bad request.


This issue can occur if the user has the special characters & and < in their domain password. CMEnroll.exe doesn't encode the & and < special characters correctly for Mac-based clients.


To work around this issue, have the user change the password so that it doesn't contain these special characters.

More information

For more information on Mac clients and Configuration Manager, see How to Install Clients on Mac Computers in Configuration Manager.