Fix “Get-SPOSite : The managed path Sites/URL is not a managed path in this tenant.” Error in SharePoint Online

Problem: Getting “Get-SPOSite: The managed path sites/URL is not a managed path in this tenant.” error in PowerShell.

Get-SPOSite: The managed path sites-URL is not a managed path in this tenant.


A simple PowerShell script to get a site collection in SharePoint Online gave this error message. After a while, I noticed the error was because of the “/” character at the end of the $SiteURL parameter. It should be just the site URL without “/” at the end! So, the below PowerShell script works fine! ( works, but doesn’t.)

$AdminCenterURL = ""
$SiteURL = ""

#Connect to SharePoint Online
Connect-SPOService -url $AdminCenterURL -Credential (Get-Credential)

#Get Site Collection
$Site = Get-SPOSite -Identity $SiteURL

This error also occurs when you provide a subsite URL, document library, or list URL instead of a site collection URL for the Get-SPOSite cmdlet. In other words, The Get-SPOSite or Set-SPOSite cmdlets can only be used to get a top-level site collection, and it fails when you pass it with the URL of a subsite or list.

However, If you try the PnP PowerShell, Get-PnPTenantSite is able to get the site collection even if the site URL has a trailing / (slash) character in it.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

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