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Is there any option to disable the option to delete a team by a team owner?

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By default you can assign team owner and/or team member roles within a Microsoft Teams Team. You can also restrict who can create Teams/O365 Groups.

 

Is there any option or way to restrict deleting a Team by a Team Owner?

I haven't yet figured out any option to do this.

Archiv a team by a team owner would be ok but deleting not really.

 

I came across teams retention policies in the security and compliance admin center but I didn't find anything regarding this.

 

Goal: A team owner should not be able to delete a team. Only an admin should have the capabilities to delete a team via Admin Center or Shell.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/assign-roles-permissions

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/archive-or-delete-a-team

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/admin/create-groups/manage-creation-of-groups?view=o365-w...

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best response confirmed by Erik365Online (Contributor)
Solution
There’s no setting to remove this possibility!
You will have to create alerts and use the recycle bin in the cases you want to restore them

Adam

@adam deltinger 

I find this a bit ridiculous, sorry.

 

We created a Team from an existing O365 Group which had an associated Sharepoint site filled with content.
Recently, the Team Owner delete the Team.  This subsequently deleted the associated Group, which then auto deleted the Sharepoint site.

 

If you delete an individual channel from Teams it won't delete the corresponding folder within Sharepoint due to all the reasons outlined in this article...

https://office365itpros.com/2019/04/02/deleting-teams-channel-sharepoint-folder/

 

So...  Microsoft won't allow the deletion of a related folder in Sharepoint when you delete a single Channel but it 'will' allow deletion of an entire site if you delete the related Team!!!

 

This is just completely mad.  I would have expected 'deleting the Team' to do purely that and leave the Group and Sharepoint site unaffected.

 

#justsayin

@adam deltinger 

Do you have any instructions on how to create this policy?

We're in exactly the same situation. There needs to be the option of disabling the Delete Team privilege from Owners so that they don't cause chaos.

I have found an enhancement to vote for here: 
https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34609672-prevent-owner-from-de...

Please vote for it!

I have also had this issue due to learning curves of employees that I need to be Owners and not just members and this has caused the site to have been "mistakenly" deleted twice already.   It would be nice if there was a way for the actually sharepoint site to stay active and available for at least 30 days so we can at lease be able to restore the Teams channel with all the information.  @Technodude 

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