SharePoint Online: Create Modern Team Site without Office 365 Group

Requirement: Create a modern team site without a group in SharePoint Online

SharePoint Online: Create a modern Team Site without Group
SharePoint Site collection is a logical group sites with a common top-level site and subsites organized as a hierarchy. Every site collection shares a common top site, navigation, security, content types, etc. By default, modern team sites are created with an associated Office 365 group in SharePoint Online. Can we create a modern team site without creating a group? Yes, To create a modern SharePoint Online Site collection without creating groups, follow these steps:
  • Login to New SharePoint Admin Center as a tenant admin or SharePoint Online Administrator. 
  • Click on Sites >> Active Sites from left navigation >> Click on "Create" >> and then "Private Site collection" to create a new site collection.
  • Click on "Other Options" to create a modern team site without Office 365 group.
    sharepoint online create modern site without group
  • Pick the site template such as "Team site", Provide the site Name, URL, Administrator options and click on "Finish" to create a site collection in SharePoint Online.
    sharepoint online create modern team site without group
Wait for a moment and your site collection should appear in the site collections list. Now, let's see how to create a modern team site without a group in SharePoint Online using PowerShell.

PowerShell to Create Modern site without a Group in SharePoint Online:
Office 365 groups connect a bunch of tools from Office 365 suite together by setting the same permissions across SharePoint, Teams, Planner, Outlook, etc. However, at times you may just need a standard SharePoint site without Office 365 groups. Here is the PowerShell create a team site without group
#Define Variables
$AdminCenterURL = ""
$SiteURL = ""
$SiteTitle = "Crescent Procurement Portal"
$SiteOwner = "[email protected]"
$Template = "STS#3" #Modern Team Site without O365 group
$Timezone = 4
#Get Credentials to connect
$Cred = Get-Credential
    #Connect to Tenant Admin
    Connect-PnPOnline -URL $AdminCenterURL -Credential $Cred
    #Check if site exists already
    $Site = Get-PnPTenantSite | Where {$_.Url -eq $SiteURL}
    If ($Site -eq $null)
        #sharepoint online pnp powershell to create modern team site without group
        New-PnPTenantSite -Url $SiteURL -Owner $SiteOwner -Title $SiteTitle -Template $Template -TimeZone $TimeZone -RemoveDeletedSite
        write-host "Site Collection $($SiteURL) Created Successfully!" -foregroundcolor Green
        write-host "Site $($SiteURL) exists already!" -foregroundcolor Yellow
catch {
    write-host "Error: $($_.Exception.Message)" -foregroundcolor Red


  1. Cannot access a site, after creating it. It says, I do not have permissions to access it. What's the problem?


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