Do I need SharePoint Global Admin to Promote a Sub Site to Site with the ShareGate Tool?

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So, you can migrate with the ShareGate tool without SharePoint Global Admin Rights and you can still use the CMDLETs from the tool, that’s right. You can see here how in my do I need articles.

You have an option only to promote Sub Sites to Sites in the UI as a feature, but do I need SharePoint Global Admin rights to use it? YES, this is an exception you must be aware of. You don’t want to start brainstorming with stakeholders without this information, because not in all migrations the Governance give you this option.

Remember, a migration is to be FLAT, don’t break the Service Rules and flexibility.

Note, see this article about the FLAT APPROACH


Joao Livio

João has over two decades of IT experience and holds several certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). He is also a Lean Specialist with expertise in Lean Management, Nintex, and other training programs from LinkedIn and Udemy, including exams related to Azure and the Power Platform. As a Consultant and Advisor for Modern Work, João assists clients in unlocking their digital potential and optimizing productivity and collaboration. His approach is agnostic to technology, focusing on practical solutions that align with business goals. He has consistently been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 10 consecutive years. His commitment to excellence extends beyond technical expertise; he also values consistency, mental health, creative thinking, teamwork, and fun at work. João believes that learning every day within a team context is the key to continuous improvement.

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