Google Deleted Account that Links Managed Play Store
We're facing an issue with our Intune/Managed Google Play connector. Google has deleted the account set up specifically to connect to our Managed Google Play instance in Intune. This has been an active link, with the last new device registered about 2 weeks ago and apps on devices being updated since then. We are currently unable to enroll new devices or add new apps. We are also unable to attempt to recover the account and have not been able to find a way to contact Google directly about the account issue.
Barring being able to recover the account, are there ways for us to lessen the impact of creating a new account for the linkage? Or are we going to have to have all our Android BYOD users re-enroll their devices?
@Lizzie a timely request given the inactive account deletion announcement some time back!
@Krystina are devices unenrolling themselves? That would be the assumed behaviour and if so, re-enrolment is the only course of action even if you do recover the account.
For policy, app, etc enterprise recovery it may be possible to restore the account within 30 days of deletion, but it depends on the reason for deletion.
This isn't a public service so it'll need to wait on Lizzie who will likely discuss this in private with you.
Devices are not unenrolling themselves at this time, thankfully. I've attempted to go through the account recovery flow, but finish the CAPTCHA and receive a message that I couldn't be signed in and that "Google doesn't provide another way to sign in to this account". At no time am I asked for the password. I don't know if this information might help @Lizzie
Thanks again for sharing this here in the community.
The best thing for you to do here is to contact your EMM provider and ask them to open a ticket with us, as we need some specific information (including your Enterprise ID and old/new email address).
As Jason mentions in order for it to be recovered it needs to be actioned within 30 days, so I would mention this to your EMM.
Also to add, once this is all recovered you might want to explore adding a secondary owner to the account, more details can be found here.
I hope this helps and I'm sorry that you have experienced this. Do let me know how you get on if you can.
Thanks so much,
I encountered the same problem. Google account that linked to Microsoft Intune has been deleted. Currently my company's users failed to enroll new Android devices to Microsoft Intune. Could you also assist me, please. Thank you.
We are experiencing the same issue as well. The google account linked to Intune was deleted and there is no way to recover it or re-create it. We just discovered this when attempting to enroll a new staff member.
We have created a support ticket with Microsoft Intune support as well. Any guidance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
Thanks @aruppert for your mention. I'm sorry that you are experiencing this with your account.
It's good to hear you have contacted your EMM about this. One thing mentioned above is that to recover the account it has to be less than 30 days. So timing is very important. Do you think your account has been closed less than this?
I'll also send you a direct message here in the community so we can discuss more specifics.