When attempting to license a user with EMS in Azure AD I hit an error “License cannot be assigned to a user without a usage location specified” when I initiated the license assignment.  Googling didn’t initially return a resolution, so here is whats up.

Some Azure tenants require the users profile to have a “Usage location” value when assigning licenses.  This instance was a EMS license to a user who’s “Usage location” value was null.  Simply input a value and you will be able to assign licenses.


Azure AD -> Users -> Select User -> edit Settings -> select Usage location -> Save


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