How to give a Teams channel a new owner

At times we have users that create channels leave the org and we end up with a rouge channel. When this happens we need to assign ownership to a new user. This blog will quickly touch on that and hopefully give some guidance on how to do so.

We will go through creating a private room then disable the creator in AD.

First we login and build a team from scratch

Once the channel has been created we add a few users to the room.

After this we disable the owner in AD

Wait for AD replication and then try to sign in as the current owner

As you can see this user is no longer valid in AD but they are still considered the owner of the channel

To fix this simply go into your Teams admin center select Teams –> Manage Teams –> select the Team you want to edit –> then select the user that will be the new owner. This should then take care of a rouge user being an owner of the channel in question.

Comments and feedback is welcome.