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Master Microsoft Teams Policies and Security with PowerShell

Introduction

Maintaining control over Microsoft Teams policies and security settings is crucial for ensuring a secure and well-governed collaboration environment. PowerShell offers IT administrators a powerful tool for configuring and customizing these settings with precision.

Prerequisites

Essential Team Policies & PowerShell Examples

Let’s focus on a few must-have policy types and how to manage them with PowerShell:

1: Messaging Policies: Control Chat & Content

Example: Disallow Message Deletion

# Get the existing policy
$messagingPolicy = Get-CsTeamsMessagingPolicy -Identity Global

# Modify to prevent deletion
$messagingPolicy.AllowUserEditMessages = $false
$messagingPolicy.AllowUserDeleteMessages = $false

# Apply the updated policy
Set-CsTeamsMessagingPolicy -Identity Global -Instance $messagingPolicy

2: Meeting Policies: Manage Meeting Features

Example: Restrict Anonymous Meeting Participation

# Create a new policy
New-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity "RestrictedMeetings" -AllowAnonymousUsersToJoinMeetings $false

# Assign to a specific team
Grant-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -PolicyName "RestrictedMeetings" -Identity "Team ID"

3: App Policies: Control Third-Party Apps

Example: Create a Custom App Permission Policy

New-CsTeamsAppSetupPolicy -Identity "ApprovedAppsOnly" -AppPermissionPolicy "BlockAllAppsExceptUserApproved"

Expanding Your Policy Management & Discovery

Exploring Policies with PowerShell

PowerShell provides excellent tools to learn about the available policies and their configurations:

  • Get-Help for Teams Cmdlets: Use commands like Get-Help Get-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy or Get-Help Set-CsTeamsAppPermissionPolicy to see detailed descriptions of cmdlets and parameters.

  • Exploring Policy Objects: Retrieve policies using commands like Get-CsTeamsMessagingPolicy. Examine the properties of the returned objects to reveal available settings.

Important Considerations

  • Not all policies can be fully customized using PowerShell. Some settings might only be configurable through the Teams admin center.
  • Carefully test policies before applying them broadly to avoid unintended disruptions.

Tips:

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Let me know if you'd like a deeper dive into a particular policy area or want help constructing specific PowerShell scripts!

Muhammad Faizan

Hi, My name is Muhammad Faizan and i have spent last 15 years working as System Administrator mainly with Microsoft Technologies. I am MCSE, MCTP, MCITP, certified professional. I love scripting and Powershell is the scripting language i am in love with.

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