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Administration controls for Microsoft Stream (Classic) live events

As a Stream (Classic) admin, you can restrict who can create events, see all events, and start, stop, modify and delete an event. By default, everyone in your organization can create a live event.


China: Users located in China will not be able to set up or attend Microsoft Stream, Microsoft Teams, or Yammer live events or view videos on-demand because currently, Azure CDN, which these apps rely on, might not be accessible in China.

As an administrator, you might need to set up a VPN to connect your corporate network for these apps to work seamlessly. Once that's complete, people in your organization can schedule and attend live events.

Restrict who can create events

This control is only for the creation and production of a live event; everyone who has been granted view permissions to an event will be able to see it, regardless of this setting.

In addition to this setting, a user must also have a valid and enabled license to create live events. See Live event overview for more details.

You need to be a Stream (Classic) admin to change this setting.

  1. In Stream, go to Settings Settings icon. > Admin settings

    Settings menu to get to stream admin.

  2. In the Admin settings page, select Live events.

    Admin settings page.

  3. In the Live events page, click Settings.

  4. Add users or security groups that you want to have permissions to be able to create live events, or leave the toggle set to Off to allow everyone in your organization to be able to create live events.

    Admin live settings.

  5. Click Save.

Manage a live event

Events shown in the Live now section are in the pre-live or live state and count towards the maximum number of concurrent active events that you can have running in your organization at a given period of time. As the administrator, you can disconnect events (if not started), or stop them to allow for new events to start. For more information, see Live event overview.

Admin live settings.

  1. Go to Settings > Admin settings > Live events.

  2. Click the Live now tab or the Upcoming tab.

  3. To start, stop, modify or delete the event, click the Edit icon.

See also

Microsoft 365 Live Events Assistance