Dismiss a task in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse

You can dismiss tasks from the deployment plan where a Managed Service Provider (MSP) chooses to accept the associated risk of not completing the task or to resolve the task through a third party or other alternate mitigation. The dismissal of a task doesn’t affect the configuration of the managed tenant. Once dismissed, Microsoft 365 Lighthouse will no longer detect configurations or report the deployment status for that task. Tasks can be dismissed or reinstated at any time.

Before you begin

Make sure you and your customer tenants meet the requirements listed in Requirements for Microsoft 365 Lighthouse.

Additionally, each partner tenant user must meet the following requirements:

  • The partner tenant user must have DAP/GDAP access to the applicable tenant.

    • For DAP, the partner tenant user must be a member of the admin agent group.

    • For GDAP, the partner tenant user must be a member of a security group that has been granted GDAP permissions to the applicable workload associated with the task.

  • The partner tenant user must enable MFA for their user account in the partner tenant.

Dismiss a task

  1. In the left navigation in Lighthouse, select Tenants.

  2. Select the appropriate tenant from the list.

  3. Select Deployment plan tab.

  4. From the task list, select the task you want to dismiss.

  5. From the task details pane, select Dismiss.

  6. Select one of the following reasons for dismissing the task:

    1. Risk accepted

    2. Resolved through third party

    3. Resolved through alternate mitigation

  7. In the Justification field, provide a reason for dismissing the task.

  8. Select Save.

You can also select More actions (ellipsis icon) option directly from the task list to dismiss the task.

Next steps

If the status of a dismissed task changes, you can reinstate the task. For more information, see Reinstate a task in Microsoft 365 Lighthouse.

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