How to add bulk users from CSV file to MS Teams using PowerShell


Posted By : Rakesh Pandey

Added :

20 Comments


How to add bulk users from CSV file to MS Teams using PowerShell


Hi everyone !! Today we will see How to add bulk users from CSV file to MS Teams using PowerShell. We will use PowerShell script to add the users. I know there must be other ways also to do this but as I am big fan of PowerShell scripting. Hence I have done it using scripting.

Connecting MS teams via PowerShell

  1. Install Microsoft teams module for MS Teams.
  2. Launch powershell with admin rights.
  3. Run Install-Module -Name MicrosoftTeams
  4. Refer this link for package information
  5. Type “A” to install all the features.

In my previous blog I have described How to install and connect with Power Platform ? This also a bit similar to this, you can refer earlier blog for an idea.

Connect to MS Teams

Run command “Connect-MicrosoftTeams” and enter the credentials.

Add Users in Teams
Figure 1

Once you provide the credentials, you will able to see below screen.

Add Users in Teams
Figure 2.

Prepare your CSV file

After connecting to MS team, now we will prepare our csv file. Refer below screen shot to make a csv file. Save the csv file as Adduser. You can save this file whatever name you like.

CSV sample
Figure 3

PowerShell Script to create Team and User.

Add Users in Teams
Figure 4.
##This script will be used to create a Team and add bulk user from csv file to the newly created team.
##Before running this script use Connect-MicrosoftTeams to connect your MS Teams.
##Version 1.0 Date 24-2-2020
##Created By Rakesh Pandey
$date = Get-Date -Format M
$logfile = "E:\Powershell_Output_Script\$date-useraddlog.txt"
$startdt = [System.DateTime]::Now
Write-Output "Start Time: $startdt rn" | Out-File $logfile -Append
Write-Output "**" | Out-File $logfile -Append
$inputcsvfile = Import-Csv (Read-Host "Enter CSV Location")
$teamName = Read-Host "Please enter Team Name"
$teamDescription = Read-Host "Please enter Team Description"
##Create Team
New-Team -DisplayName $teamName -Description $teamDescription
$grp = Get-Team -DisplayName $teamName
$grpid = $grp.GroupId
Write-Output "Created Team: $teamName groupid: " $grpid | Out-File $logfile -Append
##Add user from csv file
foreach($line in $inputcsvfile)
{
Add-TeamUser -GroupId $grpid -User $line.EmailAddres -Role $line.Role -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
Write-Output "Added user: "$line.EmailAddres" Role: "$line.Role | Out-File $logfile -Append
}
Write-Output "**" | Out-File $logfile -Append
$enddt = [System.DateTime]::Now
Write-Output "End Time: $enddt rn" | Out-File $logfile -Append

This script requires below information from user.
1) CSV file name and location
2) Team Name
3) Team Description
After providing these details you will able to see the new team under teams and user already added into it.

Test Team Screen Shot
Figure 5.

Please share and subscribe this article in case you like it. Drop us an email to [email protected] for an MS teams related issues or training.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
20 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John
John
2 years ago

Thanks for the Tutorial!
This would be even better if there is a way to define the SMTP email address when the Teams is created. Because as currently, a randomly generated email is assigned to the group.

vinny sharma
vinny sharma
2 years ago

hello sir
can you guide in how to add bulk members a channel (private) created within a team

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago
Reply to  Rakesh Pandey

Hi Rakesh,
How do we add this so it creates the team with privates channels and adds members to each private channel?
I added a column on .csv as TeamType and put Private or Public but cant get the scripts work. It is ignoring and creating public channels. Thank you so much

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago
Reply to  Rakesh Pandey

Thank you Rakesh. I do need help with the script as I am not sure where I should add this. I assume all needs to be a member first then grouped into individual private channels?
Much appreciated.

justin barnes
justin barnes
2 years ago

Hi Rakesh

Great tutorial, any pointers on how it could be modified, to create the teams from a CSV and populate each teams membership

Marouane
Marouane
1 year ago
Reply to  Rakesh Pandey

Hello Rakesh ,

Thanks for this full article of managing teams by scripts in powershell.

By the way , do you have a template for creating random groups from CSV file and adding also the members from another CSV file ?

If you have any idea , or the template , thanks in advance for the share.

Regards ,
Marwan

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Hi Rakesh
Good article,
Could you also share the powershell script to add Guest users like gmail users to Teams

Kuitub
1 year ago

HI Rakesh,
Thanks for the above script but i need your help here with little customization as i am not sure if above mentioned script (your response to Fatima) can add multiple channels with the members and their roles..
I need to –
1. create a team / private / with team users (all info from CSV)
2. create channels / private / each channel has different members with their roles as owner/member (all info from CSV)

appreciate your help here.

Kuitub
1 year ago
Reply to  Rakesh Pandey

Thanks J

sebus
sebus
1 year ago

Script needs to account for $teamName with spaces

Vinod
Vinod
1 year ago

Hi Rakesh,

How to create bulk private and standard channels in teams via PowerShell? Could you please give me script for the same ?

Appreciate your help!

Regards,
Vinod

Steven Berg
Steven Berg
1 year ago

I keep getting an error: “Add-TeamUser : Cannot bind argument to parameter “GroupID’ because it is null.”