Can Whole Site Admin Access All Private Team?

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 Can Whole Site Admin View All Private Team? The scenario is that one user creates a private team, but doesn't invite the Whole Site Admin. Can the Admin access or view this private team?

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Not by default, but being admins they can add themselves as members of any Team, including Private ones.

Thanks. I just tried it, but the admin can't see the private teams created by others. Where could I find it?

O365 Admin Center -> Groups, or via PowerShell.

Hi Vasil,


I have added myself as an owner and member of a private Team, but still after a couple of minutes I am not seeing the team in my Web App and when going to the site I am still getting an access denied. Is there a time lag? (note: I am seeing the Team in my Outlook Web App under the groups section. but when opening the site from there i am also getting an access denied).


Kind regards,

Jacco Weijers

Yes, it might take a while to syncrhonize the changes across all the different workloads used by Groups/Teams.

Several hours in fact. Ridiculous.

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