Hi Everyone this is Prem, I have worked as Microsoft 365 support ambassador. In this blog I will share how to Create new Admin Account and Assign Roles in Office 365.
To add an Office 365 Admin user, we can do it from the admin portal and it can also be done from the PowerShell, we will talk about How to create Admin user account using Admin portal here.
Steps to create Admin user in Office 365 using Admin center:
You will have to be a global administrator to do it
Once you have the required admin account you can visit the admin center directly: https://admin.microsoft.com > Users > Active users:
On Active users page click on Add a user:
Fill the required data of the Admin user account as shown and check the option Require this user to change their password when they first sign in, if you want the user to change the password immediately after they login, once done hit Next:
On this page it will ask to choose the usage location of the user and a license for the user if you want you can create a user without a license by clicking on “Create user without product license (not recommended)” and Click Next:
License(s) can be assigned after user creation as well.
For the user to have admin access you can assign Roles to the user account, Expand the Roles section and select Admin center access:
Select the access level to grant to the Admin account, you can hover the mouse on the “i” symbol next to each role to know more about it:
For this account I am assigning Exchange administrator role, the admin account will be able to manage all the exchange related activities/ Tasks.
You can also expand the “Show all by category” option to assign permission on more granular level.
Once done Click on Next.
You can review the settings and click on Finish adding to create the account:
In this way you can create an Admin account in Office 365, now the person can use the email address and the password created to login to the Admin center.
The admin role assigned can be removed or new roles can be added to this user or any user account at any time.
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