Do I need SharePoint Global Admin to Promote a Sub Site to Site with the ShareGate Tool?
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So, you can migrate with the ShareGate tool without SharePoint Global Admin Rights and you can still use the CMDLETs from the tool, that’s right. You can see here how in my do I need articles.
You have an option only to promote Sub Sites to Sites in the UI as a feature, but do I need SharePoint Global Admin rights to use it? YES, this is an exception you must be aware of. You don’t want to start brainstorming with stakeholders without this information, because not in all migrations the Governance give you this option.
Remember, a migration is to be FLAT, don’t break the Service Rules and flexibility.
Note, see this article about the FLAT APPROACH