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New-SPOSiteGroup : The permission level is not a supported permission.

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  • Hello, everybody.

    I'v got a problem with performing the cmdlet 'New-SPOSiteGroup' on my SharePoint Online sites.

    Trying to run
    New-SPOSiteGroup -Site https://companyName.sharepoint.com -Group 'TEST' -PermissionLevels 'Design'

    and it reports a error:

    New-SPOSiteGroup : The permission level 'Design' is not a supported permission.

    It does not work with any other permission level (Full Control, Contribute, whatever) either.

    It does not work on any other sites 'inside'. Like https://companyName.sharepoint.com/sites/siteName

    The account is a SharePoint admin and has all the required rights. I can create groups via a browser with no problem.

    I also can successfully perform all the other cmdlets from Online PowerShell Module.

    Any ideas would be great.

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:23 PM

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  • Hi,

    If the account connected to SharePoint Online has global admin permission and site admin permission, I suggest you can test the New-SPOSiteGroup command in another site to test if it can work in other site.

    More information:

    New-SPOSiteGroup

    Thanks

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    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 6:16 AM
  • I'v mentioned above, that it does not work on the other sites either.

    However, it worked in another tenant. So, i guess the problem relates to this particular tenat.

    Thursday, July 28, 2016 1:06 PM
  • The problem is related to the language in which your tenant was created (not the site collection)

    Run the following cmdlet:

    get-spositegroup -Site $site

    and see what you get under ROLES:

    These are the results for a site created in English (localeID: 1033).  That means that in order to assign Full Control permission on this tenant, you have to use words "Пълен контрол". The issue will affect ALL site collections in a tenant, because it is related to the default language of the tenant.  

    Solution 1:

    Use the names from the tenant language, e.g. for me Read Permission = Четене

    New-SPOSiteGroup -Site $site -Group "With Teams2" -PermissionLevels Четене


    Solution 2:

    Recreate permission levels, using "Create custom permission level". You will not be able to use names like "Full Control".

     New-SPOSiteGroup -Site $site -Group "With Teams" -PermissionLevels "Customized"

    Monday, March 20, 2017 7:37 AM