Teachers deleting SDS Office 365 Groups

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Contributor

We have just discovered that some teachers are deleting SDS created Office 365 Groups. The SDS Sync process has re-created the Group however teacher and students are no longer members of the Group.

Will the next SDS data sync and add the teacher and students back to this Group or will I need to restore the Group? Since teachers have just started school no content needs to be restored from these Groups however as the year goes on this could be a major problem.

Can I restrict the deletion of these Groups ?

 

Get-AzureADMSDeletedGroup | ?  { $_.Description -like "Y18-52*"} | Sort-Object Description | ft DisplayName, DeletedDateTime, Description

 

DisplayName                                                 DeletedDateTime                                             Description                                              

-----------                                                 ---------------                                             -----------                                              

Math Period 3-Gonzalez                                      8/3/2017 4:15:12 PM                                         Y18-52 06 0404                                           

 

New Y18-52 06 0404 Group created. (Note: Time is PST format).

Get-Group 'Y18-52 06 0404' | ft Displayname, WhenCreated, Identity, Owners, Members

 

DisplayName                              WhenCreated                             Identity                                Owners                                  Members                               

-----------                              -----------                             --------                                ------                                  -------                                

Y18-52 06 0404                           8/3/2017 11:47:16 AM                    Section_11777                           {}                                      {}                                    

 

 

2 Replies

It is not yet possible to restrict group deletion but you can vote for the feature to be implemented at https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups/suggestions/16487284-365-group-delet...

 

What may be possible is to write a Powershell script that automatically restores groups when accidentally deleted. By scheduling this script daily or implementing it as an Azure function you can restore groups that have been deleted. Or just send out emails to the group admins that they should not delete specific groups may work as well ;) 

I just visited the uservoice link you provided.  On 9/19/17 an admin requested more info.  I've provided my feedback and voted for the feature.  Heads up in case anyone else wants to provide some feedback.