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.

guids in office 365 reports

Solution

Microsoft 365 Usage Reports is a valuable tool for businesses of all sizes to understand how users are using 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:

  • Login to Microsoft 365 admin Center as Global Administrator at https://admin.microsoft.com/
  • Click on “Settings” >> Org Settings >> Click on “Services”
  • On the Services tab, Click on Reports
  • 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 - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

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