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David Lambrecht
Contributor

Hi,

We put a global setting to disable O365 group creation for everyone.

Now we can still create Team wich creates a o365 group?

How is this possible ? 

 

This is the command we used 

set-OwaMailboxPolicy -GroupCreationEnabled $false -Identity OwaMailboxPolicy-Default

 

Regards,

 

David

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Did you actually try to create a Team? The button is still there and it acts like it lets you but you will get an error on the final creation click.
Also it takes a little bit to propagate.

Hi Yes

 

It worked.

I was convinced it wouldnd work but it did.

Policy for groups is set months ago. 

I did check the value last week with powershell and it was still a setting false.

I did the research cause i saw there was a team added by somone who shoudend do this.

 

Edit: when i go in groups and try to create a group it tells me i cant cause its not alowed

 

Regards,

 

David

 

OWA policy only works for Groups created in OWA...if you want to disable Groups creation from any app (Teams, Planner, etc) you need to configure the Azure AD Policy

Hi

 

can you sende me a link to the how to ? 

 

Regards,

 

David

JC is correct.

 

What's happening here is that two policies control group creation. The old method of using an OWA mailbox policy still works for OWA and Outlook, so anyone assigned a policy with the GroupCreationEnabled property set to True can create a new Office 365 Group through OWA and Outlook (the Exchange clients).

 

The AAD policy controls creation through all other group-enabled apps, including Planner and Teams.

 

It's easy to synchronize the two policies with PowerShell so that the same people are allowed to create groups no matter what client is used. Unfortunately, this is not an automatic process and you would have to run a script periodically, but it's possible. We include such a script in Chapter 15 of "Office 365 for IT Pros."

This is a big problem but until now still have no solutions.

Everything has to be scripted using powershell

 

Now the powershell is not working anymore

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