Connect-SPOService : Current site is not a tenant administration site

I recently wanted to administer SharePoint online sites using Powershell. I installed the Sharepoint Online Management shell and then used the command Connect-SPOService. Connect-SPOService -url https://mylab0001.sharepoint.com/. URL in the command is for one of my sharepoint online sites.

Error
connect-sposervice : Current site is not a tenant administration site.
At line:1 char:1
connect-sposervice -url https://mylab000.sharepoint.com
~~~~~~~~~~~ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Connect-SPOService], ServerException
FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ServerException,Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell.Conne
ctSPOService
Current site is not a tenant administration site
Current site is not a tenant administration site

Fix for Current site is not a tenant administration site error

To Fix this issue, Instead of using the SharePoint site URL. You will need to use the Sharepoint Online admin center URL to connect. Replace the Sharepoint Site URL with Sharepoint admin URL and then try again with the same command. To get the admin URL you will need to follow below steps:

  • Login to Microsoft 365 Admin Center using administrator credentials.
  • Click on Sharepoint Under Admin Centers.
Sharepoint admin center from M365 portal
Sharepoint admin center from M365 portal
  • Next step is to check the address bar of the browser to find the Sharepoint Online Admin URL. Use this URL for connecting to Sharepoint online from Powershell using Connect-SPOService. Notice that this URL contains admin in the name of the URL.
Copy Sharepoint Online admin URL
Copy Sharepoint Online admin URL
  • Now try to connect to the Sharepoint Online site and use the commands e.g. get-sposite to verify the connection.
Connect-SPOService with sharepoint admin center URL
Connect-SPOService with SharePoint admin center URL

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