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Why do I receive an error when enabling an Account as a Partner Account

Knowledge Article Number 000004491

I am trying to enable an Account as a Partner Account, however, I am getting the following error message:

Unable to Access Page

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Why do I get this message and what should I do to enable the Account into a Partner Account?


When you try to enable an Account as a Partner Account and any of the contacts associated to that account are owned by a Partner User, you would receive this error message. If Partner Account enabling was allowed to go through successfully in such a scenario, it could result in Partner Users owning Partner Contacts which is not allowed by design. 

The only way to enable the Account as a Partner Account, when this situation is encountered, is to update the ownership of the associated Contacts so that they are owned by internal, non-Partner Users.

Note: Sometimes the error "Unable to Access Page" or "Cannot Assign Portal Account or Contact to Portal User” can also be seen in this scenario.

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