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MS Teams - Admin Installation guide


What are the Technical Requirements that Need to be Fulfilled Before Activation?

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

Getting Started

Activation should be done on both the Microsoft Teams Admin Center and the Egnyte Appstore. Activation affects all domain users or all users in selected group using Microsoft Teams. More details also located on the MS Teams User Guide.

Microsoft Teams Admin Center

  1. To install Egnyte MS Teams application, navigate to Admin Center.
  2. Now, Click on Setup policies, and select the Global (Org-wide default) policy or selected group of users


  3.  Click Add apps in the Installed apps section and search for "Egnyte" in the sidebar. Select the Egnyte app.


    Do the same in the Pinned apps section and save changes. 

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

Egnyte Admin Setup

  1.  Navigate to the Microsoft Teams app, open random channel and check if the Egnyte app icon is already added to the bottom bar.


  2. If so, navigate to the Egnyte Admin setup. In the Admin setup, you can review and grant consent on behalf of all users in your organization. Make sure you are a Global Admin in MS tenant. Follow the instructions of the Admin Setup wizard.Screen Shot 2023-11-01 at 2.13.01 PM.png

  3.  If everything went well you should see this screen:
    Screen Shot 2023-11-01 at 2.13.48 PM.png

MS Teams: Egnyte for Microsoft Teams

  1.  Finally, you can open the Microsoft Teams app, and authenticate yourself to Egnyte.


    Once it’s done you can start using Egnyte Microsoft Teams as sole Storage Provider for MS Teams.

Removing ODSP storages


These instructions will allow you to remove the One Drive and SharePoint entry points from MS Teams. All previous data will still exist in the sites however on MS Teams you will no longer be able to see the Files Tab in a Channel or have the Attachment icon when you are trying to send Messages. Drop and drag will be disabled from the MS Teams Chats and conversations. You are able to drag and drop in the Egnyte’s Message Extension to get the files in Egnyte.


  • Microsoft Tennant Admin
  • PowerShell installed in your operating system.

Below you can find a full documentation how to install the PowerShell:
PowerShell Installation Guide

If you are familiar with the Docker platform, you can use the PowerShell from the predefined container:
PowerShell Container

Full documentation on how to manage files policy:
Files Policy Management

  1. Run the PowerShell to install the MSTeams module:
    1 Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
    3 to add specific version use also:
    4 -RequiredVersion 4.9.1

    Expected Output:


  2. Connect your tenant admin account.
    1 Connect-MicrosoftTeams

    This command will try to open a new browser window, bear in mind that if you're running this in the docker it will not be possible.

    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.


  3. To disable native file entry points run the command: 
    Set-CsTeamsFilesPolicy -Identity Global -NativeFileEntryPoints Disabled
    should see the output

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


    To remove or unpin the "Files" bookmark from the sidebar tenant admin should go to ‘Admin settings’.

  4. To check if the entry points are disabled you can run:
    If entry points are disabled you should see the output:


Rolling Back to Legacy Egnyte integration


The new integration has some loss of functionality in terms of the Egnyte Tab integration being replaced with a history of links. We are in the process of adding additional features to our new Egnyte Tab that will allow you to access that folder again. For domains that would like to continue using the Existing Microsoft Legacy Integration you will be able to install a custom package.

Microsoft Teams Admin Center

  1. To install Egnyte MS Teams application, navigate to Admin Center.
  2. Unfold the Teams apps on the sidebar and go to Manage apps.

    MS Teams_Admin Install_14.png
  3. Click the Upload new app button and upload the manifest-production.zip file from your local storage.

    MS Teams_Admin Install_15.png

  4. Click on to Setup policies, and select the Global (Org-wide default) policy or selected group of users.

    MS Teams_Admin Install_16.png

  5. Click Add apps in the Installed apps section and search for "Egnyte" in the sidebar. Select Egnyte for Microsoft Teams.

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