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jean090681
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Is there a way to add a security group as Primary or secondary site collection administrator to all the sites in the tenant via PowerShell?

 

I know this works for adding a user account to all the sites as SC Admin

 

$Sites = Get-SPOSite -Limit ALL Foreach ($Site in $Sites) { Set-SPOUser -site $Site.Url -LoginName $AdminName -IsSiteCollectionAdmin $True

 

The same command with Set-SPOSiteGroup does not work Set-SPOSiteGroup : A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name 'IsSiteCollectionAdmin'

Since 'IsSiteCollectionAdmin' is not accepted with Set-SPOSiteGroup

 

Any suggestions on how to set security group as site collection administrator via PS script/ cmdlets

 

Thanks in advance.

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@jean090681 

Currently, there is no way to have the Office 365 nested group as site collection admin, I know Microsoft working on nested AAD Group but there is no timeline for that.

But as Juan said you can have your current security group as site collection primary admin.

 

 

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That's not correct...you can add an AD Security Group as site collection admins with no problems and it can be also done through PS: https://kirkbarrett.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/adding-an-o365-security-group-to-the-site-collection-ad...
you right, I thought he is asking for the Office 365 nested group to have security group as a group owner.

Thanks Juan

@Juan Carlos González Martín  Thank you so much, this is exactly what i was looking for.  

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