Fix: Microsoft 365 Usage Reports show GUIDs instead of recognizable User Name, Group, and Site URLs

Problem: Microsoft 365 usage reports show GUIDs instead of recognizable user names, groups, and site URLs.

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Solution

Microsoft 365 Usage Reports is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes to understand how users use their services like Email, SharePoint, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, etc. It provides data such as how much data users are using, where users are spending the most time on Office 365, and more to help you make better decisions on improving productivity in your Office 365 suite. By default, Microsoft hides the user names, Groups, and Site URLs in the usage reports as part of privacy policies. Here is how to reveal the actual user names in the usage reports instead of Anonymous GUIDs:

  1. Login to Microsoft 365 admin Center as Global Administrator at https://admin.microsoft.com/
  2. Click on “Settings” >> Org Settings >> Click on “Services”.
  3. On the Services tab, Click on Reports.
  4. Uncheck the “Display concealed user, group, and site names in all reports” and click on the “Save” button.
display user names instead of guids in microsoft 365 reports

That’s all! This turns the GUIDs into recognizable objects in usage reports, Microsoft Graph, and other APIs.

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - Information Technology Expert with Two-decades of hands-on experience, specializing in SharePoint, PowerShell, Microsoft 365, and related products. He has held various positions including SharePoint Architect, Administrator, Developer and consultant, has helped many organizations to implement and optimize SharePoint solutions. Known for his deep technical expertise, He's passionate about sharing the knowledge and insights to help others, through the real-world articles!

One thought on “Fix: Microsoft 365 Usage Reports show GUIDs instead of recognizable User Name, Group, and Site URLs

  • I did this and it still shows me the concealed names. Could there be something else blocking this from working? Thanks!

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