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I have spun up a new demo tenant and wanted to enable external Teams access. It is now different from the way it used to be and I am greeted by this when I try and enable via the admin center:

 

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So I am unable to set the option here. If I can go to the new Skype and Team admin console there doesn't seem to be an equivalent setting. So I assume that external users are enabled.

 

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But nope, I can't add myself as an external user to the Team.

 

I've tried all sorts of things to enable this. SURELY, it can't be this hard to now enable external user access for Teams can it? Someone please tell me what I'm overlooking here. PLEASE.

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Just an FYI, I've seen this setting take over 24 hours before the license configuration thing fully populates so might have to give it that long. Hopefully not thou :P.
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Yup, been there done that many times.

 

Is the long term plan to have the external enable switch in the new Teams Admin center I assume?

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Yes. And soon.

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To close this thread

 

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After Tony's PowerShell and enabling in Admin console and waiting about an hour, external guests can now be added.

 

Phew. The long way round but have the result I'm after until the new bits arrive elsewhere.

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Good things come to those who wait...

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I have stumbled on this topic accidentally by scrolling through. Now i have checked old admin GUI spot and it is not active for us also. And when i check configuration it says that AllowGuestUser is false. But inviting guest users still works for us. Probably because it was already enabled via old GUI control a few months ago. And when i check the inactive control, it is in the ON mode. I guess i should be able to disable it via PowerShell now.

 

My god this is such an awful situation with all this migration stuff. Now i have to document this to a new guy as im leaving the org and it just feels so messy that i'm embarrassed myself..

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To make it easier for people to find this information, and to document a little more knowledge, I wrote this blog:

 

Enabling Access to Teams for Guest Users with PowerShell

During transitions, things sometimes don’t go so smoothly. Such is the case if you want to enable or disable guest user access to Teams and find that the setting to control the access is no longer available in the Office 365 Admin Center. But PowerShell can control the setting, so that’s the solution to the problem.
https://office365foritpros.com/2018/09/07/powershell-enable-guest-access-teams/

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And in case anybody is looking for the domain-scoping,  that seems to be back in Skype under Get-CsTenantFederationConfiguration

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Is this PowerShell cmdlet required in addition to all of the things we have to do in this doc? ! ?

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Currently there is no reason for using power shell to enable guest access. You can do it all via GUI per that doc.