How to setup the Locate Me Group in Microsoft 365

To use the Locate Me function, an admin must first create AD groups in the Microsoft 365 environment.

  • Firstly, sign in to your Microsoft admin portal here using your global admin credentials. 
  • Navigate to the left-hand side menu and click 'Teams & groups' then > 'Active teams & groups'. 
  • Click '+Add a group' to open up a new menu.

  • Choose a group type (It is recommended to use the Microsoft 365 option but choose the option that suits your organisation).  
  • Select a name that best suits the group (This name won't appear on the web portal but can be seen on the admin portal). A brief description can also be added but is not a requirement.
  • When these have been populated, click 'Next'.

  • Assign an owner to this page (We recommend inputting a minimum of 2 owners for ease of access).
  • Be sure to read the information note before continuing. 
  • Once the owners have been allocated click 'Next'. 

  • Click '+ Add members' The members of the directory will appear, as well as a search bar. Scroll and find each user, or type their name into the search bar and click the user. It is possible to add multiple users at a time on this page.
  • Once the users have been selected, click 'Add' and then 'Next'.

  • The settings page is where the group is assigned an email address. For ease, it is recommended to make this similar to the group name. Once an email has been chosen, select a privacy setting. Again this is based on the company's preferences. Here, the user can also choose to add this group to Microsoft Teams. This will create a group for the group's members to converse together on the Team's platform.
  • Once these selections have been made, click 'Next', 'Create group' and then 'Close' to bring you back to the list view.

An active group has now been successfully created and populated.

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