Adding teams to a Global Address List (GAL) hidden 365 group can be a tricky task, but it doesn’t have to be. GAL hidden groups are typically used to hide a group from the address list in Outlook and Exchange, but this can also make it difficult to add teams to the group. In this article, we will explore the steps necessary to add teams to a GAL hidden 365 group, as well as some frequently asked questions and answers.
The first step in adding teams to a GAL hidden 365 group is to ensure that you have the necessary permissions. In order to add teams to a GAL hidden group, you must be a member of the group and have the “Add” permission. If you do not have the necessary permissions, you will need to contact the group owner or an administrator to request access.
Once you have the necessary permissions, the next step is to access the group in the Microsoft 365 admin center. To do this, log in to the admin center and navigate to the “Groups” section. From there, select the group that you want to add teams to and click on the “Edit” button.
In the “Edit” menu, you will see an option to “Add teams”. Select this option and then select the team that you want to add to the group. Once you have selected the team, click on the “Save” button to complete the process.
It’s important to note that if you want to remove the team from the GAL hidden group, you’ll need to follow the same steps, but this time you’ll select “Remove” instead of “Add”
We were able to repro the issue, confirmed that the option to migrate the group into a team becomes unavailable in the user interface due to the parameter –HiddenGroupMembershipEnabled, based on this behavior we have confirmed that the application is working as designed.
We have removed the parameter and created a new group via PowerShell, thus We were able to migrate the group into a team, the reason behind this behavior is that Teams application is not able to validate whether you are the owner or not, as is hiding all this information in the backend.
2.Connect to TEAMS PowerShell, sign in with the Office 365 credentials of the owner of the group that was created.
3.Enter the command below
New-Team -Group < Object ID from step 1>
The new team will take some time to appear on the application, once the sync cycle is done will appear there. We need to sign out and sign in back.
Adding teams to a GAL hidden 365 group may seem like a daunting task, but with the right permissions and a few simple steps, it can be done easily. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can successfully add teams to your GAL hidden group and ensure that your group is functioning smoothly.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:
Can I add teams to a GAL hidden group if I am not an administrator?
No, in order to add teams to a GAL hidden group, you must have the necessary permissions. Typically, this means that you must be a member of the group and have the “Add” permission.
Can I remove teams from a GAL hidden group?
Yes, you can remove teams from a GAL hidden group by following the same steps outlined in this article, but instead of selecting “Add”, you will select “Remove”.
Is it possible to add multiple teams to a GAL hidden group at once?
Yes, it is possible to add multiple teams to a GAL hidden group at once by selecting them all before clicking the “Save” button.
How can I check if a team is already a member of a GAL hidden group?
You can check if a team is already a member of a GAL hidden group by navigating to the group in the Microsoft 365 admin center and selecting the “Edit” button. From there, you will see a list of current members of the group.