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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By : Nate Chamberlain
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By: Nate Chamberlain

Overview of this book

Organizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you’re administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you’ll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You’ll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You’ll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that’ll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you’ll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Chapter 14: Appendix – Office 365 Subscriptions and Licenses

Assigning the Search Admin and Search Editor roles

Individuals assigned the Search Admin and Search Editor roles can complete the recipes in this chapter and manage Microsoft Search on a day-to-day basis. In this recipe, you'll learn how to assign the search admin role to a user, and you can follow the same steps to assign the search editor role (swapping, of course, the role selected).

Getting ready

You must be a global admin or search admin to complete the steps in this recipe.

How to do it…

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center at
  2. From the left-side navigation menu, select Users | Active users.
  3. Search for and/or select the user to which you're assigning the search admin role, and use the top menu's ellipsis icon to select Manage roles:

    Figure 5.30 – The Manage roles link available from the selected user's ellipsis menu

  4. Expand Show all by category:

    Figure 5.31 – The Show all by category...