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Remove defunct board with sole (old) admin

I have 2 defunct boards with a sole admin who's no longer involved in the Workspace. The old admin has been removed from the Workspace and is under Guests of Multiple Boards because of their admin status.

The issue is, it seems no other member added to the defunct board can be given admin status to these boards, has the ability to remove the old admin, or can close the board.

We just need separate the boards and/or old admin so they're not billable upon upgrade, how can we do this without having to create an entirely new Workspace?

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Alex Waite Atlassian Team Sep 15, 2021

Hi Tami,

If you are the admin of the workspace these boards sit in, you get increased workspace admin capabilities if you upgrade to Premium. This means you can act as an admin of any board in your workspace which gives you the ability to close/delete unneeded boards. 

You can start a free trial and get these changes completed in the free trial period:

If you're continuing Premium after, this free trial will give you two weeks to get everything in your workspace organised and make sure you have the right number of billable users, and the right boards in your workspace.

If you have any questions, or are having issues starting a free trial, let us know at


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