Good morning everyone,
Running into a very rare problem with iPads. One out of 1500 or so run unto the error " profile installation failed the scep server returned an invalid response" Usually, DFU will fix these ipads, but I have one that has been DFU'd several times to no avail.
When going through the enrollment process and putting our configuration profile on the ipad connects to wifi, goes to install the profile, then spits out that error.
Anyone else seeing this? Thank you.
I've had a few sticky ones like this. Restore it one more time and instead of activating over Wi-Fi, try activating through iTunes. It will eventually get to a point where it says "Configuration could not be downloaded". Press back, connect to Wi-Fi and it should re-activate fine.
I have also had a couple where I had to disable DEP through the Casper pre-stage enrollment setting. Restore, activate, re-enable DEP, restore, activate.
We previously had one that was able to be fixed with a simple restore from iTunes plus possibly a small iOS upgrade (something like 9.0.1 to 9.1).
We have one now that is giving us fits like you described though. We've tried everything under the sun with no luck yet. I'll try the above notes after lunch and see if it plays nice.
We had a similar issue. In speaking with JAMF we created a new PreStage Enrollment Profile. Assigned the device to the new PreStage and this fixed our issue.
Once we enrolled the devices to the "NEW" PreStage Enrollment we moved the already assigned devices to this "NEW" PreStage and then deleted the old one.
Try this and see what happens.
I hope this helps!
I was thinking the suggestion from @lee.smith was brilliant - we've had a couple occasions where it seemed like something corrupted in the JSS. This has generally been just a policy where if you create a new one it works just fine. So I was hopeful - but creating a new PreStage Enrollment Profile did not work for my one trouble iPad. Thanks for the idea though!
Checking in if there was a positive outcome here? None of my devices are using itunes, so I can't try wiping through there. I am enrolling straight from ABM --> Pre-stage enrollment. . . . I was onboarding a stack of new iPads, got through 29 of them without issue, and then on the 30th. . . all of the sudden it gets to this step and now its failing with each subsequent iPad I try and turn on and enroll gives the same error. . . its like I hit a wall. Any suggestions?
Hooray! I was able to work through these issues! It turns out that one of my devices was hung up on the Pre-stage enrollment and was failing over and over and over. When I cleared out the "failed" enrollment step in history, it unclogged the log-jam and the rest of the devices enrolled without issue afterwards. However, these devices that failed did need to go through a full DFU restore in order to get them past this Server Error.
A helpful tip that I didn't understand when I went through this was that the iTunes is only used as a conduit for the DFU process to restore the latest iOS. . . even if your devices don't have any kind of itunes associated with it, you can still follow the same process.
Also note: the latest versions of MacOS don't include itunes. . . it can be done directly through the Finder or Apple configurator 2.