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An owner of a team has left the team but can still access its SharePoint site

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Magnus Goksøyr
Super Contributor

I have a customer where the following has happened.

 

One of the teams is "Private"

One of the owners of the team selects "Leave the team".

He does now not have access to the team and he is not listed as Owner or Member. So far so good...

 

The odd thing is that he still has access to the teams SharePoint site.

I have checked the following:

  • He is not a member of the Office 365 Group (have checked both Teams Admin Center and Azure AD)
  • He is not member of any of the SharePoint groups (Owners, Visitors or Members)


This is only in one specific team. He has "left" more teams and he does no longer have access to their SharePoint sites.

 

Any ideas?

BR, Magnus

 

 

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Solution
How long has it been, typically there is a job in the background that adds / removes owners as site collection admins from the sites could be a lag there. But def. check the site collection admins for that site.
Checked the advanced permissions?
Very strange! What if you make him an owner again then try to remove him once again..may have been a glitch somewhere during the removal process...
Otherwise I’d take this with Microsoft and make them aware

When i checked the Site Collection Administrators he was still there. Today it is 3 days since he left the team so the job that removes owners as site collection admins must have failed.

He is now removed and has no longer access.

Thanks a lot for the help! :)

We tried that one also but it did not help. We had to go to Advanced Settings and then Site Collection Administrators and remove him manually from there. Strange behaviour but now it it solved thanks to you and Chris. 

Yeah! As I suspected, it somehow failed..good to hear it was resolved! I would be interested to know if a new removal would run correctly though!
Oh! Well then I’m satisfied :)
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