Why Teams room owners do not have Site Collection Admin rights in Teams Center

Arthur Neufeld
Arthur Neufeld
11.10.2020

Each Microsoft Teams Room creates a SharePoint Site Collection in the background. As soon as someone is an owner in a Microsoft Teams room, this user will also get admin rights in the SharePoint Site Collection. If you are familiar with the SharePoint On-Premise environment, it’s hard to imagine a user with Site Collection Administrator privileges. Therefore, IT administrators may be surprised to find out that owners of MS Teams rooms will also be given Site Collection Admin rights. To solve this problem, an alternative solution is needed.

Why Team Owners dont need site collection admin rights with Teams Center

Teams Center allows your end users to create Microsoft Teams rooms without any admin rights. For this reason, no team members are provided with Site Collection admin rights.

Why Team Owners dont need site collection admin rights with Teams Center

This approach prevents your end users from becoming uncontrolled owners and ensures that the team structure remains unchanged. This allows you to track which users are added to each Teams room, when and by whom.

Why Team Owners dont need site collection admin rights with Teams Center

As a result, within the Microsoft Teams rooms, all users are displayed as members, and ownership functions are controlled entirely through Teams Center. In addition, normal users can also send approval requests to the owners through a user-friendly interface to request changes within the team.

It is important to us that the approvals are not carried out by the IT department, but by internal responsible people, who should check and confirm the approval requests. The responsible people should have the necessary specialized knowledge and to decide whether the Teams room creation is needed or not. This is a better way to prevent duplication and uncontrolled growth of Teams rooms. This should transfer the workload of approvals to the individual departments.

With Teams Center we offer a structured overview of your Teams environment with all changes and active change requests. This way we can guarantee the minimization of administration efforts.


Arthur Neufeld
Arthur Neufeld
11.10.2020
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