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Office 365 groups not visible in Outlook client

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Hi 

Outlook are not showing the Groups - not in the desktop client nor in the Outlook Web app 


Running Cached mode

Version 1808 — 10730.20155 - 'click to run'

Users are in the group that are allowed to create groups so this are not an issue? 
 Manage who can create Office 365 Groups

 

How can I fix this so groups are shown? 

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It seems that your groups are hidden by default to show them in outlook you have to change it via Powershell.

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "Legal Department" -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $false

 

more info here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/enterprise/manage-office-365-groups-with-powershell

Just found the feature ID 29955 - 

Office 365 Message Center (MC133135).

HI @Deleted 

 

and if all groups should be made visible with powershell? 

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity ?x?x?x -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $false

You Would not use the -identity

Hi BAT MAN,

 

If these were groups created via Microsoft Teams, they are hidden from Outlook by default. If you want them to show in both the Outlook left nav and the address book, you can use Set-UnifiedGroup to flip -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled to $false. This link has more info on the PowerShell cmdlets:

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/users-and-groups/set-unifiedgroup?view=e...

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Hi Paul,

 

Thanks for your reply! I did double-check and I am using cached mode. I will look at the Powershell option also.

Is there a delay when setting a group "unhidden" through Powershell? Because the group is not showing up in my Outlook offline/online client.

I found out this a while ago:

 

https://www.adamfowlerit.com/2018/07/office-365-groups-missing-from-outlook-2016/

 

Try creating a group with the primary alias as your onmicrosoft domain rather than your standard mail domain, and see if that turns up.

The correct answer on this would be running the script below:

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "group" -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled:$false

 

which is answered by @Mike McLean (OFFICE) Mike

Some Groups are in the Outlook list and some are not.  And that is true on PCs in my office, home and laptop.  If the default was not visible, how could some be visible and some not? 

@Ralph Gillis 

It depends on how the groups was created.

A O365 group created in the Teams client will automatically be hidden in Outlook (groups) and the Exchange addressbook.

O365 groups created in any other tool will NOT be hidden anywhere, not even if it created in the Teams Admin portal.
So groups made in Outlook for PC, Outlook Web Access, Exchange Admin portal, Azure AD Groups, etc - the list grows long. All these groups will be seen in Outlook per default.

I have just created a new Group in the admin portal. I added 2 Owners and the group did not show up in Outlook, for the Owners.

I then added the Owners as Members also, and the Group showed up in Outlook within 20 seconds.

When you look in the Group they are only visible as Owners.

@Raizel Set-UnifiedGroup : The term 'Set-UnifiedGroup' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or
operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try
again.

Thank you for this solution, worked for me!  Drove me nutz!   Still trying to figure it out, it seems like there is a delay between creating groups in Microsoft 365 and having them show up in SharePoint/Outlook (takes hours/day)… ty@Poul_Erik_Sorensen 

@Deleted @Raizel Same thing.

 

Set-UnifiedGroup : The term 'Set-UnifiedGroup' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path was included, verify that the path is correct and try again.

@aerertwtrwtyrtywyt @Raizel 

 

It must be done in Exchange Powershell, not Azure.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/exchange/connect-to-exchange-online-powershell?view=exch...

 

I used:

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -HiddenFromAddressListsEnabled $false

...as others noted.  It requested IDENTITY and I only had three groups to update, I did each one.

 

Groups now showing in OWA.

 

Yay - thanks for thread.

 

That worked thanks a lot. It's not user friendly practice to make it hidden by default when, Microsoft has disabled message delivery into personal mailbox folder from group email. 

 

@Tim Hunter

this worked for me!

Hello,

 

please try to check the 'HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled' attribute in the office group

 

you can check the attrebutes with:  Get-UnifiedGroup -Identity "xxxxxx" | Format-List

(where xxxxxx is the name of the group)

the attribute must be in false. you can change it:

 

Set-UnifiedGroup -Identity "xxxxxxxx" -HiddenFromExchangeClientsEnabled:$false

 

please see -> https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/exchange/set-unifiedgroup?view=exchange-ps

 

regards