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Egnyte for MS Teams - Admin Installation Guide



  • Microsoft Teams license
  • Egnyte Admin permissions
  • Global Admin in Microsoft tenant

Getting Started

Activation should be done in the Microsoft Teams Admin Center and Egnyte Appstore. Activation affects all domain users or all users in selected groups using Microsoft Teams. Contact us at support@egnyte.com for any questions. More details are also located in the MS Teams User Guide.

Configure MS Teams in Microsoft Admin Center

  1. To install Egnyte for MS Teams application, navigate to Microsoft Teams Admin Center.
  2. Unfold the Teams appson the sidebar and go to Manage apps. Search for Egnyte app and check if its status is Allowed.


  3. Now, click on Setup policies, and select the Global (Org-wide default) policy or selected group of users.


  4. Click Add apps in the Installed apps section and search for "Egnyte" in the sidebar. Select Egnyte. 
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  5. Repeat Step 4 in the Pinned apps section and save the changes.

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App propagation usually takes a few minutes but keep in mind that may last longer, even up to 24 hours. 

Configure MS Teams in Egnyte App Control Center 

  1. Navigate to the Egnyte App Control Center, where you can enable the integration for the domain or user group.


  2. Click on Enable Integration to start configuration.

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  3. Enabling Integration requires completing the Admin setup. During the configuration process, you can review and grant consent on behalf of all users in your organization. Make sure you are a Global Adminin MS tenant. Follow the instructions of the Admin Setup wizard.

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  4. During the setup, you will be able to decide if you want to enable the automatic process of creation folders for MS Teams channels or if you would like to use the flow where you can manually associate the default Egnyte folder with the selected channel.
    • Enabling automated folders creation flow results in creating automatically a dedicated Egnyte folder for every channel. The folder structure will be the following path:  

      MS Teams Files > Tennant > Team > Channel  

      With this option, default folder permissions are bonded with users on the channel and every user within the channel has edit permissions to this folder.  Adding and removing users from channels is reflected in folder permissions.  

      For external users not having access to Egnyte, Egnyte Standard User accounts need to be created.

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    • Choosing the option “Let me decide later...” provides Admins and Team Owners the ability to select the default Egnyte folder for every Teams channel after integration enablement.


      • Upon enabling integration with this option, the Team Owner or Admin will be prompted to select a default folder for the channel, where they can specify if they want to associate the channel with:
        • A new folder being created automatically under the MS Teams Files folder structure

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        • Root folder Private or Shared can’t be selected as default channel folder.

  5. If everything was successful, you should be able to view this screen:
  6. Click Enable Integration to connect Egnyte with Microsoft Teams. This will redirect you to MS Teams, where you can expect to see the Egnyte app on the bottom bar during post-creation, and the Egnyte Files Tab should be added automatically. Now, you can use Egnyte as your only storage provider for MS Teams in your organization.


Disabling One Drive/SharePoint Storages for MS Teams 


Following these instructions will enable you to disable the OneDrive and SharePoint (ODSP) entry points from MS Teams. Although all previous data will remain accessible in the respective sites, the Files Tab within a Channel and the attachment icon for sending Messages will no longer be visible in MS Teams. Drag-and-drop functionality will also be disabled in MS Teams Chats and conversations. However, you can still utilize drag-and-drop features within Egnyte's app to access files in Egnyte.  

  • MS Teams integrated with Egnyte and One Drive/SharePoint - users can upload and share files using both Egnyte and SharePoint storage through the MS Teams interface. 


  • MS Teams integrated with Egnyte and One Drive/SharePoint is disabled - users can upload and share files only via Egnyte. Entry points to SharePoint storage are hidden within the MS Teams interface. Even if SharePoint storage is disabled for MS Teams, users can still access SharePoint files associated with the channels.



  • Microsoft Tennant Admin  
  • PowerShell installed in your operating system

Getting Started

  1. Run the PowerShell to install the MS Teams module
    Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
  2. Add specific version:  

    RequiredVersion 4.9.1
  3. Expected output:


  4. Connect your tenant admin account

    1 Connect-MicrosoftTeams
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  5. The command should open a new browser window and guide you through the authentication process. When everything is ready you should see this message:

    and the terminal should look like this with your account and tenant details.

  6. To disable native file entry points run the command: 

    Set-CsTeamsFilesPolicy -Identity Global -NativeFileEntryPoints Disabled 


  7. You should see the output

  8. If you disabled ODSP successfully, you shouldn't have the ODSP Files tab in your Teams anymore

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    Note: To remove or unpin the "Files" bookmark from the sidebar tenant admin should go to
    Microsoft Teams Admin Center.

  9. You can check if the entry points are disabled. You can run:


    If entry points are disabled, you should see the output:



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