I am having issue running the starter kit 2 available here

Below is the error i am getting

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Below are the steps i followed from the article

Install-Module -Name "SharePointPnPPowerShellOnline" -RequiredVersion 3.20.2004.0
 Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com/  -PnPO365ManagementShell
Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://tenant.sharepoint.com

Change to the provisioning folder found in this solution's root and execute the following command

 Apply-PnPTenantTemplate -Path .\starterkit.pnp
  • Have you tried the suggestions given here and here? Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 15:54
  • Yes I have no luck
    – SandeshR
    Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 18:48
  • Have you or can you try without the .\ in the path?
    – SteveP
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 11:18
  • Yes i have tried that as well, and lots other things as well
    – SandeshR
    Commented Oct 10, 2020 at 16:25
  • Do you have MFA on SP activated? If you have, check this link with similar error github.com/pnp/sp-starter-kit/issues/417
    – Marko Tica
    Commented Oct 16, 2020 at 11:13

2 Answers 2


Run PowerShell as administrator and use full path in -Path for example: Apply-PnPTenantTemplate -Path C:\temp\starterkit.pnp

  • Hi Piotr, i tried it and it is giving the same issue.
    – SandeshR
    Commented Oct 14, 2020 at 15:13

You should not connect to the admin site and not use the -PnPO365ManagementShell attribute, as this is not supported (stated in the documentation) and connecting twice will get you 2 open connections where you can hardly tell which is the actively used one.

According to documentation you should only connect using the following command and then run the Apply-PnPTenantTemplate script.

Connect-PnPOnline -Url https://tenant.sharepoint.com

Make sure you close PowerShell and reopen it to get rid of previous sessions and best is always to close sessions properly at the end. (Disconnect-PnPOnline)

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