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Common errors while enrolling in Apple Business Manager

1. Invalid Profile

Description

Error message during device activation.

Solution

    • Make sure that you have adequate MDM Licenses to manage your devices.
      1. Sign in to your Hexnode UEM portal, head on to Admin tab > License > Check the license count.
      2. If the number of your enrolled devices has reached the maximum limit for your license, you need to upgrade the license to manage more devices.
    • Ensure that the Server Token has not expired.
      1. After signing in to your Hexnode UEM portal,
        navigate to Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Apple DEP.
      2. Switch to the DEP Accounts tab and check the date of license expiration.
    • In case the Server Token has expired,
      1. Sign in to your Apple Business Manager account.
      2. Navigate to Settings > choose your MDM server > Click on Download Token to download a new DEP Token from your server.
      3. Head on to Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Apple DEP > DEP Accounts.
      4. Click on the edit icon that appears when you move the cursor to the right of the respective DEP account.
      5. Upload the new token in the Upload Token field and click Save.
    • Verify that you have pushed the DEP Policy to your iOS device.
        1. You can push the DEP Policy to your iOS device(s) by signing in to your Hexnode UEM portal,
          Go to Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Apple DEP.
        2. Select DEP Devices > Choose the required device(s) > Click the Associate DEP Profile button.

      Now, you need to wipe your device to re-enroll them into your Hexnode UEM account.

    • Check if the Pre-approved settings have been enabled in both Enrollment settings and Apple DEP settings.
      On your Hexnode UEM portal,
      1. Go to Admin > Enrollment.
      2. If you have enabled the option Pre-approved Devices only under Enrollment Restrictions,
        1. Head on to the Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Select Apple DEP > DEP Accounts.
        2. Click on the edit icon that appears when you move the cursor to the right of the respective DEP account.
        3. Check the option Add as Pre-approved Device > Click Save.
    • Ensure that the OS updates are not pending on any of the iOS devices that you are trying to enroll.
      In case there are pending OS updates, you need to remove the required devices from your Apple Business Manager account before executing the OS update.
      1. Go to Apple Business Manager and sign in to your account.
      2. Click Devices. Search and select the required devices from the list. You can filter devices based on their source, order numbers, device types, etc.
      3. Next, click on the database icon.
      4. Select the Unassign option to unassign devices from the MDM server.
      5. After unbinding the device from the MDM server, complete the pending OS updates on your iOS device.
      6. Go back to your Apple Business Manager account and re-assign the devices to the MDM server.
      7. Now, sign in to your Hexnode UEM portal and navigate to Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Apple DEP > DEP Devices > Click the Sync with DEP button.

2. Even after a successful sync, the device does not get listed in the DEP Devices page on the Hexnode portal.

Solution

      • Ensure that have not enrolled the device in the MDM server using an enrollment method other than DEP.
      • Remove the device from management.
      • Reset your iOS device to factory settings.
      • From your Hexnode UEM portal,
        Go to Admin > Apple Business/School Manager > Select Apple DEP > Click the Sync with DEP button.

3. The configuration for your iPhone/iPad could not be downloaded. The configuration is not available

Description

Error message during device activation.

Solution

      • Check your network connectivity.
      • Additionally, check if the MDM server is reachable from another device in the same network.

4. Cancelled

Description

Error message during device activation.

Solution

      • Check your network connectivity.
      • Try restoring the device. Restoring a device reloads iOS into it. Then, try re-enrolling the device after restoring it successfully.

5. A server with the specified hostname could not be found.

Description

Error message during device activation.

Solution

      • Check your network connectivity and try again.

6. NOT_ACCESSIBLE.

Description

Error message while adding devices to the DEP portal.

Probable Cause

This error befalls if the device is either not eligible for ABM enrollment or already enrolled by another organization.

Solution

      • Check if the device is eligible for DEP enrollment. If not, enroll the device via Apple Configurator.
      • Ensure the device is not already enrolled or maintained by another organization.

7. Unable to view the MDM servers tab after signing into the ABM portal.

Solution

      • Make sure that you log in to ABM with an account with either Administrator or Device Enrolment Manager roles. To assign such roles in ABM, sign in to Apple Business Manager with an account that has the role of Administrator or People Manager. Then, select Roles under People and edit/add the required roles for the respective users.
      • Also, ensure the admin has agreed to Apple’s terms and conditions.