Limited Admin Teams

John Anetrella 21 Reputation points

We have a new IT admin who is learning Teams on the job. He currently makes himself and his manager owners to every Team and Channel and doesn't relegate any admin power downward. I have a Team and a channel and can not create tabs for projects or add members etc...

is there a way he can give me limited admin to do just these tasks while he keeps the keys to the castle?

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  1. jLight 201 Reputation points

    Best practice is to setup or plan group governance. One thing he can do right away is restricting the creation of teams and only allowing certain / vetted individuals, then setting up Group Expiration policy (

    For your question, which I would think will create more work for him (therefore delaying the whole learning process he has to take).
    He can setup channel or group moderation and set individual group settings...

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  2. John Anetrella 21 Reputation points

    Can the admin give someone privs just to add channels and tabs but not Whole teams?

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  3. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi JohnAnetrella-0155,

    There are two ways to assign admin roles. One is to the user's details and Manage roles to assign a role to the user. Another is to Roles and select the role, and then add multiple users to it. For more details, you can refer to:

    If the user wants to have owner role of some team, the team owner can assign the owner role as the steps below:

    • In Teams, select the team name and click More options > Manage team.
    • In the Members tab, choose the owner role for you.

    For more details, you can refer to this link:

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  4. John Anetrella 21 Reputation points

    But the question remains....
    Can an Admin give someone the ability to create channels and tabs and nothing else?
    I understand Teams, and I'm a tech, I just wanted to know if permissions are this Granular (group or individual)

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