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Can administrators access Teams files?

In our organization we would like to have a private Teams area with f.ex. salary information. How can we make sure that for instance administrators will not be able to see these files? As far as I understand, an administrator is able to grant himself access to any teams and then view the files. The team owner will of course be notified.
But - is there any way a Team owner can be 100% sure that ONLY members can see the files?

Is it f.ex possible for me as the IT manager to grant limited Teams/sharepoint administrator privileges to IT staff?

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Hey @AreBarstad-0060

Maybe this can help you:

Team owners can see the names of all private channels in their team and can also delete any private channel in the team. Team owners can't see the files in a private channel or the conversations and member list of a private channel unless they are members of that private channel. Team members can only see private channels that they've been added to.

Source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/private-channels



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Hi @AreBarstad-0060 ,

As per my knowledge, as long as you don't add team owners as members to the private channel, Teams/SharePoint administrator will absolutely have no access to those files. Also, Teams/SharePoint administrator is not able to grant himself access to private channel and files stored in private channel.For more information, take a reference to this article: Private channels in Microsoft Teams.


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@AreBarstad-0060 ,

Did you refer to my answer above? Would it be helpful to you? Please feel free to reply.

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