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How to Suspend and Restore a Google Workspace User

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Google Workspace administrators have the ability to suspend and restore users when needed. Whether it's due to a temporary leave or the need to reactivate an account, this guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to suspend and restore Google Workspace users.



How to Suspend a Google Workspace User:


1. Sign in to your Google Workspace Admin Console


2. Navigate to Users

  • In the Admin Console, click on "Users" to view a list of all users in your domain.


3. Select the User to Suspend

  • Find and click on the user you want to suspend.


4. Suspend the User

  • Click on the "More" button (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the user's profile.

  • Select "Suspend User."


5. Confirm the Suspension

  • A confirmation window will appear. Review the information, and if you're sure, click "Suspend User."

 

How to Restore a Suspended Google Workspace User:


1. Sign in to your Google Workspace Admin Console


2. Navigate to Users

  • In the Admin Console, click on "Users" to view a list of all users in your domain.


3. Filter for Suspended Users

  • Use the filter options to show only suspended users.


4. Select the Suspended User to Restore

  • Find and click on the suspended user you want to restore.


5. Restore the User

  • Click on the "More" button (three vertical dots) in the upper-right corner of the user's profile.

  • Select "Restore User."


6. Confirm the Restoration

  • A confirmation window will appear. Review the information, and if you're sure, click "Restore User."


 

Please be aware that the steps provided are based on the current interface as of the last knowledge update (January 2024). Always refer to the latest documentation or user interface for the most accurate instructions. Ensure that you have the necessary administrative permissions to perform these actions.


When we provide Managed Services for you, we can suspend and restore Google Workspace users as you need. It is one of the many services we offer for our flat rate monthly fee. Schedule a free consultation with us now to learn more.

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