Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 “Failed to find group owner account” error and how to resolve it

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The “Failed to find group owner account” error occurs when a Microsoft 365 group does not have an assigned owner. To fix this error, you can follow these steps:

  1. Sign into the Microsoft 365 admin center with your admin account.

  2. Go to the “Groups” section.

  3. Find the group that is displaying the error and click on it.

  4. Click on the “Edit” button next to the “Owners” section.

  5. Assign at least one owner to the group from the list of available users and click “Save”.
    If there are no available users in the list, you may need to add a new user to the group or add them to your organization as a user.



Additional information can be found in the Veeam Article KB3105

If you continue to experience issues with your Veeam M365 backups, please reach out to Managecast and we can assist in resolving your issues.

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