Restore a Deleted Office 365 Group with PowerShell

Oops…So I accidentally deleted a few O365 groups last week.  Happens to everyone at some point right?  Luckily, as long as it has been less that 30 days since you deleted it, you are in the clear and can restore it!  Note: If you were a try hard and used Remove-MsolGroup to delete the group, you’re screwed.  Full disclosure the very detailed walk through I followed can be found here, but I am going to do my own quick write up for future reference.  With all that being said, strap in!

We need to start by installing the AzureADPreview PowerShell module.  Yeah, it’s in preview (haha).  So pop open a PowerShell window as administrator and run the following.  If you have a previous version of the module you will need to uninstall it and install the most up to date version.

Tough stuff.  You may receive the following prompts to download the repository and that it is untrusted.  Accept them, they’re not super hackers or anything.

Now we are all prepped and ready to go.  If you closed that PowerShell window get it open again as administrator.  Run the following to restore your group (further instructions below).

It’ll take a few seconds but you will now have your group restored and can go back to normal.