The following article explains the possible reasons and solutions for device registration failure in the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS).


Although a device can be scanned from the UMS Console, it cannot be registered on the UMS Server. One of the following error messages will appear in the UMS Console:

  • Cannot connect to remote management server
  • Protocol state invalid
  • Certificate invalid


This may be caused by

  • the server's firewall blocking the process
  • an already existing UMS certificate on the device
  • some database service hanging
  • network transfer delays or losses affecting the registration process
  • not correct time / date on the device or the UMS Server


Solving the Firewall Problem

  1. On your system running the UMS Console and UMS Server, add the following port to the Windows firewall as an exception:
    • Name = IGEL RMGUIServer
    • TCP Port = 30001

      If you have changed the standard port 30001 in the UMS Administrator, open the firewall accordingly for this port. For more details on ports, see UMS Communication Ports.

  2. Make sure no other firewall within the network is blocking ports 30001 and 30005.

  3. Try to import the device again.

It can also be useful to check the network firewall for SSL inspection.

Solving the Certificate Problem

 Delete the server.crt certificate from /wfs/ folder on the device. Try to register the device again.


Reset the device to factory defaults and try to register the device again. For how to reset the IGEL OS device to factory defaults, see Reset to Factory Defaults.


 If you know from which UMS Server exactly the device has received the certificate and have access to this UMS Server, you can remove the certificate as described under Removing a UMS Certificate from the Device.

Solving the Database Problem

In the UMS AdministratorDatasource, disable the currently active data source and re-activate it again. Try to register the device again.

For details on the UMS Administrator, see The IGEL UMS Administrator.

Checking the Network

Check if the network is fine by sending pings from the device console to your UMS Server:
ping -s -c 10 -M do

Start with SIZE =1500 and decrease the size of packages until all packages got transferred without fragmentation or package loss. 1440 / 1400 / 1350 / 1300 are good values to test with.

For "pinging" the UMS Server on a device with IGEL OS, you can use the built-in network tools (by default, Start menu > System > Network Tools; see Network Tools).

Checking Time and Date

 Check if the time and date are set correctly on the device (see Time and Date) and on the UMS Server.


If you have problems with device registration in the UMS, it is generally recommended to check

  • if the registration directly from the endpoint device functions, see UMS Registration. If not, it is usually a sign of some network problems.
  • if there is another UMS on the network, and the DHCP and/or DNS server configuration points to the "wrong" UMS. 

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