hands-on labStandardizing User Creation Using Templates in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
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Lab steps
Setting Up A Microsoft 365 Developer Account
Creating a New User Template in Microsoft 365 Admin Center
Lab description

User accounts can be created in the Microsoft 365 environment, but it can be tedious to set up each account from scratch. Templates let you collate common user details and licenses to speed up the creation of user accounts, standardizing settings for that type of user account. Templates are very useful for common traits for certain groups of user accounts, such as users in a certain location or who are part of the same department.

In this lab, you will create a user template and use that to create a user account.

Note: Due to this lab requiring the creation of a Microsoft 365 organization with an Admin Center, if you don't already have one you will need to provide a mobile phone number to pass the account creation process.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a new user account
  • Create a user template to make it easier to create more users

Intended Audience

  • Candidates studying for the MS-100 Certification Exam
  • System Administrators
  • IT Support Analysts


Familiarity with the following is recommended:

  • Microsoft 365 Admin Center

The following content can be used to fulfill the prerequisite:


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About the author
Adil Islam
Cloud Labs Developer
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Adil is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, former Azure Engineer, and loves all things Azure. He is a certified Azure Administrator and Azure DevOps Expert and has worked for some of the biggest MSPs in the world (Cognizant, New Signature, CoreAzure). He loves to combine his two passions: cloud and teaching.

Adil specializes in Azure Infrastructure services and has a curiosity for new, in-preview services from Azure, getting his hands familiar with the content before most of the world does. Outside of work, Adil helps run a growing community of IT professionals looking to break into the cloud and regularly runs workshops and webinars.

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