Configure desktop sharing in Microsoft Teams
Desktop sharing lets users present a screen or app during a meeting or chat. Admins can configure screen sharing in Microsoft Teams to let users share an entire screen, an app, or a file. You can let users give or request control, allow PowerPoint sharing, add a whiteboard, and allow shared notes. You can also configure whether anonymous or external users can request control of the shared screen.
To configure screen sharing, you create a new meetings policy and then assign it to the users you want to manage.
In the Microsoft Teams admin center
Select Meetings > Meeting policies.
On the Meeting policies page, select New policy.
Give your policy a unique title and enter a brief description.
Under Content sharing, choose a Screen sharing mode from the drop-down list:
- Entire screen – lets users share their entire desktop.
- Single application – lets users limit screen sharing to a single active application.
- Disabled – Turns off screen sharing.
Turn the following settings on or off:
- Allow a participant to give or request control – lets members of the team give or request control of the presenter’s desktop or application.
- Allow an external participant to give or request control – lets guests and external (federated) users give or request control of the presenter’s desktop or application.
- Allow PowerPoint sharing - lets users create meetings that allow PowerPoint presentations to be uploaded and shared.
- Allow whiteboard – lets users share a whiteboard.
- Allow shared notes – lets users take shared notes.
Use PowerShell to configure shared desktop
You can also use the Set-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy cmdlet to control desktop sharing. Set the following parameters: