Setting up a Locate Me Group in O365

To use the "Locate Me" function, an admin must first create AD groups in the O365 environment.

Step 1: Log In

  • Sign in to https://portal.office.com/ using your credentials.
  • Once signed in, click on the app launcher (dots in the top left corner) and select "Admin". This can also be found by typing it into the search bar.

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Step 2: Active Groups

  • Go to "Groups", and select "Active Groups" from the drop down menu

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Step 3: Add a Group

  • Click "Add a group" and the pop-up will appear.
  • Choose a group type. It is recommended to use Microsoft 365, but choose based on the preferences of of the company. When chosen, click "Next".

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Step 4: Name the Group

  • Choose 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 filled, click "Next".

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Step 5: Assign Owners

  • Assign an owner to this page. It is recommended to input a minimum of 2 owners for ease of access.

Be sure to read the information note before continuing

  • Once owners have been allocated, click "Next".

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Step 6: Group Settings

  • 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 in the Team's platform.
  • Once these selections have been made, click "Next"

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  • A group has now been created. Click "Close" and the new group will soon appear on the "Active groups" page.

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Step 7: Open the New Group

  • On the "Active groups" page, navigate to the new group and click on it. A pop-up will appear on the right-hand side. On this page there is a segment named "Members" to the right of this, click "Edit"
  • There are currently two formats for this page. If this format is not displayed, click "Members" and then "View all and manage members" to be directed to this page.

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Step 8: Add Members

  • 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 "save".

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  • An Active group has now been successfully created and populated.