How to manage Microsoft Teams as an unlicensed global admin

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Hi,

 

All users (with the exception of the global admin) have O365 Business Essentials license.

 

How can I, as the global admin, manage Microsoft Teams and Channels? I am set as the Owner of those teams and there are no members except me.

 

I have created some teams via SharePoint's Admin Center, and now I'd like to create the Channels for those teams.

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You can as admin access the teams admin center from where you can create channels aswell!

You can also use powershell to manage settings and channels in Teams:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/teams-powershell-overview

Adam
I've tried using the following page, but it says "No teams are available for this tenant".

https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/teams/manage

Is this because my global admin account is Unlicensed?
You said SharePoint admin center. You have to use power shell to activate teams on a SharePoint created modern site. Do you have to option to create a team from teams admin?

You can use powershell new-team command with the groupid command for attaching but you can assign a license for teams and you can easily do it inside of Teams client itself.
I created it as a Team Site, which comes with the group ...etc, via sharepoint admin center. Is this not the same?
No. Teams doesn’t activate on a SharePoint site unless you attach teams to it. Via powershell or from creating a team in the Teams client and selecting attach to existing group.

There is a link on some SharePoint tenants if you are owner could show in bottom left corner of the page to activate teams on it but I think that feature is rolling out.
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