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Manage Teams meeting delegate permission

When you create a Teams meeting in Outlook for another user, you get the error: Looks like you don’t have permission to schedule meetings for this account. Talk to the owner to get permission and try again. Why is this happening, and what is the solution to schedule Teams meetings for others? Let’s look at how to manage Teams meeting delegate permission.

Looks like you don’t have permission to schedule meetings for this account. Talk to the owner to get permission and try again.

Start Outlook and click on the Calendar icon. In this example, we did sign in with Amanda’s mailbox.

Open calendar in Outlook

She wants to create a Microsoft Teams meeting on behalf of the user Grace. Click on Grace’s calendar and click New Teams Meeting.

Schedule new Teams meeting for another user

A Microsoft Teams error message window shows up.

Microsoft Teams
Looks like you don’t have permission to schedule meetings for this account. Talk to the owner to get permission and try again.

The only option you have is to click on the OK button.

Microsoft Teams: Looks like you don't have permission to schedule meetings for this account. Talk to the owner to get permission and try again.

The delegate cannot schedule Teams meeting. Why is this happening, and why do we get the Microsoft Teams error: Looks like you don’t have permission to schedule meetings for this account?

Solution for you don’t have permission to schedule meetings for this account

The solution is that the user needs to give others delegate access rights. Delegates can send items on your behalf, including creating and responding to meeting requests.

Go to the mailbox account that you want to give delegate access permission. Click on Account Settings > Delegate Access.

Delegate Access in Outlook

Click on Add.

Add delegate

Select the user that will be the delegate and click OK. In our example, this is Amanda.

Add user delegate

Choose Author (can read and create items) or Editor (can read, create, and modify items). Click OK.

Select delegate permissions Author or Editor

The user shows up in the delegates list. Click OK.

In the next step, verify that the delegate can create Teams meetings in Outlook.

Schedule Teams meeting as delegate

Start the Outlook application and go to the Calendar. Create a New Teams Meeting on behalf of another user.

Schedule new Teams meeting for another user

Microsoft Teams will create a join the meeting link in the meeting invitation. Fill in the To/Subject field and send the invitation.

If you still get the error, close Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Outlook. Start Microsoft Teams first and ensure that you are signed in. After that, start Microsoft Outlook. Another option is to restart the machine.

Microsoft Teams meeting link in Outlook

The Teams meeting looks excellent in the calendar.

Teams meeting in Outlook calendar

That’s it!

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Conclusion

In this article, you learned how to manage Teams meeting delegate permission. Add the user as a delegate so that they can create Teams meeting in other calendars. Unfortunately, we can’t run a PowerShell cmdlet to give the user delegate access because it’s unavailable for Exchange on-premises.

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ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN

ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

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