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Go through this help blog to locate Office 365 tenant geo-location.
Office 365 stands as the primary choice for professionals seeking a versatile platform. Its array of features empowers users to fully leverage its capabilities. Within the Office 365 ecosystem, an ‘Office 365 tenant’ represents a crucial component, responsible for overseeing all the services offered within a specific Office 365 plan. An organization may have one or multiple tenants, and during the creation process, you must define and validate a domain while also selecting a location for your tenant. This designated location for the tenant account may prove essential in certain scenarios.
Understanding the Office 365 tenant’s location or region is imperative for security purposes. This information plays a pivotal role in verifying account authenticity, ensuring service efficiency, and meeting various compliance requirements. It’s worth noting that the default location of the tenant account is established during the initial account creation process. With this in mind, let’s proceed to uncover the Office 365 tenant’s location or region.
Office administrators can locate the geographical location of their Office 365 tenant by adopting the following manual techniques.
Locating the Office 365 tenant through interface options is a straightforward process. Additionally, there is an alternative method available that entails running cmdlets in Exchange Online PowerShell to identify the Office 365 tenant.
The command gives all the details of the respective account and against OrganizationID section; you can find your account location in alphanumeric code, e.g. EURP193403 which can be taken as Europe.
Now that we’ve covered how to locate the Office 365 tenant location, let’s transition to the next topic in this blog: changing the existing Office 365 tenant location.
When establishing a new Office 365 tenant account, the system automatically checks the external IP that initiated the request and provisions the tenant in the corresponding region. It’s important to note that once this region assignment is made by Microsoft, it cannot be altered. Microsoft has designed specific instances for all workloads and secured the necessary namespaces, making it impossible to change the Office 365 tenant region after the initial setup.
The sole method available to change the Office 365 tenant location involves creating a new Office 365 tenant in your preferred location and subsequently migrating data from the old Office 365 tenant to the new one. To facilitate this process, we recommend creating the new Office 365 tenant initially and then utilizing the Kernel Office 365 Migration tool to seamlessly transfer data between the two Office 365 tenants.
Each Office 365 tenant is associated with a specific data center location, and users can determine this location through two manual methods: the Office 365 admin center or PowerShell. However, when it comes to changing this location, the recommended approach is migrating to a new tenant, a process best facilitated by a professional migration tool. To ensure the accurate and secure migration of all mailboxes, a unique utility has also been recommended.