Error deleting an App Service Plan, ghost function


You may not be able to remove an App Service Plan and you hit the following error

Succeeded: 0, Failed: 1, Canceled: 0.Error details {app service plan name}: Server farm ‘ app service plan name ‘ cannot be deleted because it has web app(s) setproperties assigned to it. (Code: Conflict) Server farm ‘ app service plan name ‘ cannot be deleted because it has web app(s) setproperties assigned to it. undefined (Code: Conflict) undefined

Looks like a bug related to the Web App or the Function not ‘correctly’ removed by ARM. You can verify this by looking to the Apps deployed to that App Service plan.

The solution is to force delete this ghost app , and this can easily done through powershell

  • Go to Sites and copy the Resource ID of the troublsome site
  • Open an Powershell window (you need az module) or use the Azure Shell in the Azure Portal
  • Use the Remove-azresource cmdlet to remove that ghost resource
Remove-AzResource -ResourceId "/subscriptions/qsqsqsqsqsqsqs/resourceGroups/qsqsqsqsqsq/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/setproperties"

Now, the resource has been completely cleaned, you can delete your app service plan


The request to create role assignment ”xxx” is not valid. Role assignment scope. … must match the scope specified on the URI …


If you trying to make a role assignment via ARM template and encountered this error, then please note that this something annoying and not very clear even on MS docs.

The solution:

1- Either notice that there is a small difference in how ResourceGroups is written: resourceGroups vs resourcegroups –> You need to use lowercase or use a replace to replace resourceGroups by resourcegroups

In my case, i have created a variable where i replace resourceGroups by resourcegroups

"variables": {
      "factoryId": "[replace(resourceid('Microsoft.DataFactory/factories/', parameters('DataFactoryObject').name),'resourceGroups','resourcegroups')]",

2- If this does not then it means that you are likely using “type”: “Microsoft.Authorization/roleAssignments” for your role assignment. Unfortunately this does not work if you are making an assignment to anything else the resource group you are deploying in.

To solve this, you can something like:

            "type": "/Microsoft.DataFactory/factories/providers/roleAssignments",
            "name": "[variables('adfroleassignmentname')]",
            "apiVersion": "2015-07-01",
            "dependsOn": [
            "properties": {
              "roleDefinitionId": "[variables('ADFRunpipelineRoleDefId')]",
              "principalId": "[parameters('AzDcrbObjectId')]"

In orther words you will make a sub-resource deployment “ResourceType/providers/roleAssignments”

Azure ARM Template: “ObjectID” with Azure Key vault policy assignment

Hi all,

When you author ARM Templates, and you are deploying a Key Vault and setting the Access Policies via the template, be careful about the content of the objectID.

  "accessPolicies" : [                    {                        "tenantId": "xxxxx-30d9-xxxxx-8015-ddddddd",                        "objectId": "rrrrr-tttt-rrrr-rrrr-tttttt",                        "permissions": {
"keys": ["all"],
"secrets": ["all"]

If you are assigning the policy to a user account, use the objectId value found on Azure AD:

If you are assigning the policy to a Service Principal, use the ObjectID of the Application that you can get from the Enterprise Application blade, and not the App Registration blade.



Delete Azure Backup Restore Points collections error : InternalOperationError goal seeking tasks failed


During an operation to move Azure resources between Subscriptions (Or resource groups), we were obliged to delete the “Microsoft.Compute/restorePointCollections” in order to be able to move VMs protected by a Backup policy, as described here

Unfortunately, when deleting the
“Microsoft.Compute/restorePointCollections” resources, we were hit by the following error.

 {X} goal seeking tasks failed. 

It took us time to figure out that trying to delete the same resources multiple times ends by a successful operations. But because each operation took about 1 minute, it will be a waste of time of doing it by hand.

So today, i’m sharing with you a Powershell script that will allow you to make all the deletion operations, in parallel!!

Go here

Unable to assign RBAC role to the root management group


If you try to assign an RBAC role to the root management group, you may encounter the following error, even if you are the Azure Account Owner, the Global Administrator…

New-AzureRmRoleAssignment -SignInName -RoleDefinitionName "Reader" -Scope /providers/Microsoft.Management/managementGroups/root

New-AzureRmRoleAssignment : The client ‘’ with object id ’46f38ab7-404e-4a36-906f-3a19299cf41c’ does not have authorization to perform action ‘Microsoft.Authorization/roleAssignments/write’ over scope ‘/providers/Microsoft.Management/managementGroups/root/providers/Microsoft.Authorization/roleAssignments/e3a41417-f5b5-4476-8171-14866f42481f’.
At line:1 char:1

New-AzureRmRoleAssignment -SignInName -RoleDef …


CategoryInfo : CloseError: (:) [New-AzRoleAssignment], CloudException

FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Azure.Commands.Resources.NewAzureRoleAssignmentCommand


You need to Elevate access for the Global Admin in order to control the root management group.

Do this:

Move an AzureDevOps resource to a diffrent resource group


I have been asked to move an Azure DevOps organization resource from the original resource group (that by default takes the name of VS-{Orgnization Name}-Group to a new resource group. So the following are the needed permissions that you will require:

  • You need to be the Organization Owner of the Azure DevOps organization
  • You need the Write access to the target resource group. The Contributor role is the easiest role that provides this permission
  • You need to be a Contributor of the Subscription. This is the error you will have if not: “User is not a subscription administrator or co-administrator of the Azure subscription.”

Once this done, you can move the to the new resource group, and then release the permissions.