Delay in Teams Manager Approver Removal After Team Approval

Delay in Teams Manager Approver Removal After Team Approval


In Teams Manager, there has been a recurring issue where, after a team's approval, the approver is not promptly removed from the team members list. This delay can lead to confusion and administrative challenges, impacting the overall user experience and efficiency.

Problem Statement

  • Issue: Delay in removing approvers from team members in Teams Manager after team approval.
  • User Impact: Approvers remain listed as team members longer than expected, causing potential access and permission conflicts.
  • System Behavior: The removal process, ideally immediate, is experiencing significant delays (up to 45 minutes or more).

Step-by-Step Solution

  1. Verify Tenant ID: Confirm the affected tenant ID in Teams Manager.
  2. Check Application Permissions: Ensure that application permissions are correctly set and updated by a Global Administrator (GA) user.
  3. Regrant Permissions: If permission errors are detected (minor but multiple), regrant these permissions.
  4. Observe Approver Status: After regranting permissions, monitor how long it takes for the approver to be removed from the team member list post-approval.
  5. Contact Support if Issue Persists: If the problem continues, consider contacting Teams Manager support for further assistance.

Additional Tips

  • High Load/Delay: Be aware that Teams Manager services might experience high load or delays, especially in cloud-hosted environments.
  • Alternative Solutions: In cases where direct resolution is not feasible, setting up a remote session with the support team can be beneficial for in-depth troubleshooting.


  • Q: What should I do if the approver is not removed immediately after team approval? A: Initially, recheck application permissions and regrant if necessary. If the issue persists, contact support.
  • Q: Is this issue specific to cloud-hosted or self-hosted environments? A: The issue has been noted primarily in cloud-hosted environments but could potentially occur in self-hosted setups as well.

Troubleshooting Further Issues

  • Diagnosing Related Problems: Regularly monitor the system for any permission errors and delays in processing team approvals.
  • Resolving Connectivity Issues: Ensure stable connectivity between Teams Manager and its integrated systems like Hyperlinks or File Manager.

Product Information

Teams Manager is a tool designed to streamline and manage team creation, approval, and management within Microsoft Teams. Resolving issues like delayed removal of approvers enhances administrative efficiency and user experience in managing team memberships and permissions.

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