Microsoft Teams: Managing your devices

You can manage devices used with Microsoft Teams in your organization from the Microsoft Teams admin center. You can view and manage the device inventory for your organization and do tasks such as update, restart, and monitor diagnostics for devices. You can also create and assign configuration profiles to a device or groups of devices.

To manage devices, such as change device configuration, restart devices, manage updates, or view device and peripheral health, you need to be assigned one of the following Microsoft 365 admin roles:

  • Microsoft 365 Global admin
  • Teams Service admin
  • Teams Device admin

For more information about admin roles in Teams, see Use Teams administrator roles to manage Teams.

What devices can you manage?

You can manage any device that's certified for, and enrolled in, Teams. A device is automatically enrolled the first time a user signs in to Teams on the device. For a list of certified devices that can be managed, see:

To manage devices, in the left navigation of the Microsoft Teams admin center, go to Teams Devices, and then select the device type. Each type of device has its own respective section, which lets you manage them separately.

Manage Teams Rooms devices

You can use the Teams admin center to view and remotely manage your Teams Rooms devices across your organization. The Teams admin center makes it easy to see, at a glance, which devices are healthy and which need attention, and lets you focus on specific devices to see detailed information about device health, meeting performance, call quality, and peripherals.

Here are some things you can do to manage your Teams Rooms devices. Teams Rooms devices can be found in the Microsoft Teams admin center under Teams Devices > Teams Rooms.

For details about how to manage your Teams Rooms devices, see Manage Microsoft Teams Rooms.

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Change settings on one or more devices Select one or more devices > Edit settings. If you select multiple devices, the values you change will replace the values on all the selected devices.
Restart devices Select one or more devices > Restart. When you restart a device, you can choose whether to restart the device immediately or select Schedule restart to restart the device at a specific date and time. The date and time you select are local to the device being restarted.
View meeting activity Select a device name to open device details > Activity. When you open the Activity tab, you can see all the meetings that the device has participated in. This summary view shows the meeting start time, the number of participants, its duration, and the overall call quality.
View meeting details Select a device name to open device details > Activity > select a meeting. When you open a meeting's details, you can see all of the participants in the meeting, how long they were in the call, the Teams session types, and their individual call quality. If you want to see technical information about a participant's call, select the participant's call start time.

Manage phones, collaboration bars, Teams displays, and Teams panels

In the Teams admin center, you can view and manage phones, collaboration bars, Teams displays, and Teams panels enrolled in Teams in your organization. Information that you'll see for each device includes device name, manufacturer, model, user, status, action, last seen, and history. You can customize the view to show the information that fits your needs.

Phones, collaboration bars, Teams displays, and Teams panels are automatically enrolled in Microsoft Intune if you've signed up for it. After a device is enrolled, device compliance is confirmed and conditional access policies are applied to the device.

Here are some examples of how you can manage phones, collaboration bars, Teams displays, and Teams panels in your organization.

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Change device information Select a device > Edit. You can edit details such as device name, asset tag, and add notes.
Manage software updates Select a device > Update. You can view the list of software and firmware updates available for the device and choose the updates to install. For more information about updating devices, see Update Teams devices remotely
Upgrade Teams phones to Teams displays On the IP phones page, select one or more Teams phones > Upgrade. This option is available only to phones that support upgrading to Teams displays. To learn more, see Upgrade Teams phones to Teams displays.
Assign or change configuration policies Select one or more devices > Assign configuration.
Add or remove device tags Select one or more devices > Manage tags. For more information about device tags, see Manage Teams device tags.
Restart devices Select one or more devices > Restart.
Filter devices using device tags Select the filter icon, select the Tag field, specify a device tag to filter on, and select Apply. For more information about filtering devices using device tags, see Use filters to return devices with a specific tag.
View device history and diagnostics Under the History column, click the View link for a device to view its update history and diagnostic details.

Use configuration profiles in Teams

Use configuration profiles to manage settings and features for different Teams devices in your organization, including collaboration bars, Teams displays, Teams phone, and Teams panels. You can create or upload configuration profiles to include settings and features you want to enable or disable, and then assign a profile to a device or set of devices.

Create a configuration profile

To create a configuration profile for a Teams device type:

  1. In the left navigation, go to Teams Devices > select the Teams device type > Configuration profiles. For example, select Teams Devices > Teams panels > Configuration profiles to create a new configuration profile for Teams panels.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Enter a name for the profile and optionally add a friendly description.
  4. Specify the settings you want for the profile, and then click Save. The newly created configuration profile is displayed in the list of profiles.

Assign a configuration profile

After creating a configuration profile for a Teams device type, assign it to one or more devices.

  1. In the left navigation, go to Teams Devices > select the Teams device type. For example, to assign a configuration profile to a Teams panels device, select Teams Devices > Teams panels.
  2. Select one or more devices, and then click Assign configuration.
  3. In the Assign a configuration pane, search for configuration profile to assign to the selected devices.
  4. Click Apply. For the devices to which you applied the configuration policy, the Action column displays Config Update and the Configuration profile column displays the configuration profile name.