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Sharepoint Online – Add members and owners via PowerShell

To add members and owners to a SharePoint Online TeamSite you have the below commands avaiable:

Note that if you need to make someone Owner of the Teamsite, the user first needs to be member! And then you make the user Owner.

#Get Credentials
$credObject = Get-Credential

#Connect to Exchange Online
$ExchOnlineSession = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://outlook.office365.com/powershell-liveid/ -Credential $credObject -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection

Import-PSSession $ExchOnlineSession

#Get Groupnames

#Check for current members
Get-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Members

#Check for current owners
Get-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Owners

#Add user as member
Add-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Members –Links info@iterrors.com

#Add user as owner (first make the user ‘member’)!!
Add-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Owner –Links info@iterrors.com

#Remove user as member
Remove-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Members –Links info@iterrors.com -Confirm:$false

#Remove user as Owner (Don’t forget to also remove the Members entry).
Remove-UnifiedGroupLinks –Identity "groupname" –LinkType Owners –Links info@iterrors.com -Confirm:$false

#Extra option, turn off the Welcome Message.
Set-UnifiedGroup "groupname" -UnifiedGroupWelcomeMessageEnabled:$false

Allow synchronisation of files with special characters (like # and %).

Allow synchronisation of files that include special characters in the filenames, like # and %.

Step 1; Download and install the ‘SharePoint Online Management Shell’
link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35588

Step 2; Open the SharePoint Online Management Shell by searching for ‘sharepoint’ in your startmenu.

Step 3; Run the following command: (replace the values according to the tenant you are connecting to)

$userCredential = Get-Credential -UserName $adminUPN -Message "Type the password."
Connect-SPOService -Url https://$orgName-admin.sharepoint.com -Credential $userCredential

Enter the password, click OK and press ENTER.

Step 4; Run the following command:

Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Allowed

All done, it can take hours or even a couple of days to get the files to sync after the change.