Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication for Tenant in SCCM

Learn how to disable Microsoft Entra authentication for tenants not associated with users and devices in Configuration Manager

Prajwal Desai
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Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM

Starting with version 2010, you can disable Microsoft Entra authentication in SCCM for tenants that are not associated with users or devices. If you aren’t using Microsoft Entra ID for co-management, you can disable it in SCCM.

Microsoft Entra ID allows you to link your users, devices, and applications across both cloud and on-premises environments. When you connect Configuration Manager to Microsoft Entra ID, the site and clients can use modern authentication.

By default, Microsoft Entra device authentication is enabled for all onboarded tenants, regardless of whether they have devices. If there aren’t any SCCM users or devices associated with the tenant, you can disable Microsoft Entra authentication.

Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM for Tenant

Launch the Configuration Manager console. Go to Administration > Cloud Services and select the Azure Services node. Select the target connection of type Cloud Management. In the ribbon, select Properties.

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Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM for Tenant
Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM for Tenant

On the Cloud Management Properties window, switch to the Applications tab. Select the option “Disable Microsoft Entra authentication for this tenant.” Click Apply and OK to save and close the connection properties.

Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM for Tenant
Disable Microsoft Entra Authentication in SCCM for Tenant

After disabling the MS Entra authentication in Configuration Manager, it can take up to 25 hours for this change to take effect on clients. It is therefore recommended to make this change during the weekends to ensure it doesn’t affect clients during business hours.

To speed up this change in behavior, use the following steps:

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Prajwal Desai is a Microsoft MVP in Intune and SCCM. He writes articles on SCCM, Intune, Windows 365, Windows Server, Windows 11, WordPress and other topics, with the goal of providing people with useful information.
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