OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client – first steps


OneDrive for Business, Microsoft

So it runs. We have to wait so long. And now it is available. The Preview of the Next Generation Sync Client. As we mentioned here, you may go to a Website to a waitlist for the Preview, and this Preview is now rolling out in waves.

If you received the mail and download the bits, you should also read the included Documents carefully.

In the past, there were two different Sync clients:

Sync-Clients:  Groove.exe and SkyDrive.exe

Both of these Sync-Tools should be replaced with One: The NGSC. But You have to know, that not all functions are available now:

So, you cannot use he Next Generation Sync Client with Team Sites nor Groups.

Sync-Client: Next Generation Sync Client

A local Synchronization with the Next Generation Sync Client is available this time only to OneDrive (Personal) and OneDrive for Business.
And only, if you have the right Operation System:

Success Next Generation Sync Clients no Success
Windows 7 Windows Vista
Windows 8.0 Windows 8.1
(will come in the first Quarter of 2016)
Windows 10  
MAC OS  

 

Installation (for example with Windows 10)

With Windows 10, the Next Generation Sync Client is automatically installed. But without the Preview Bits, you only may sync to OneDrive Personal.

Installation of NGSC The Installation Setup will install the NGSC. If You have Windows 10, the “OneDrive.exe” will enhanced. (it will install a newer version)
OneDrive Version: 17.3.5973.0929 It installs the Version 17.3.5973.0929

NGSC: Add Business Account Clicking with the right Mouse on the white Symbol in the Info-Bar, then settings, then you may click on Add Business Account….
Login with your Business Account Now you are able to go to your OneDrive for Business Account in Office 365
Login with your Business Account This Screen we have seen so often…
NGSC: Change Location to save your Data You may see a link to save to another location, but this function does not work.

[Update 10/22/15]
with NGSC Version (OneDrive.exe) 17.3.5979.1006 this will work.

NGSC: Selective Synchronisation Now you select, which folder should be local synced.

Yeah, this is the first time for a partial synchronization for OneDrive for Business.

and the result::

Success to  OneDrive (Personal)

Explorer View: OneDrive Personal

and OneDrive for Business

Explorer View: OneDrive for Buisness

Remarks:

With this Preview of the Next Generation Sync Client you now may sync with one Client Folders and Files to OneDrive (Personal) AND OneDrive for Business.

But we have to remember:

You need your old “Groove”-Client, to sync Data to SharePoint Team sites and Groups. For theses synchronizations the limit of 20.000 Files and also the 2GB File-length-Limit still exist. Therefore it is possible, to have 3 Cloud Symbols in the Infobar. A White colored Cloud symbol for OneDrive Personal, 2 Blue colored Ones, One for the old Groove-Client and one for the NGSC to OneDrive for Business.

And some people talked to me, that the 10 GB File Length Limit in her Office 365 tenant still exist.

Yes,  It is a Preview

 

Links:

OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client – Step Two
Next Generation Sync Client | ready for Enterprise?

31 Gedanken zu “OneDrive for Business | Next Generation Sync Client – first steps

  1. Hi – I’m using W10, OIneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business NGSC. I need to install OneDrive for Business in order to sync SharePoint Groups files. I have been trying to follow this workaround but it seems nothing happens (no client installed). Any ideas? Thanks

      1. Hi Hans – no, it didn’t work. I can’t find the old OneDrive for Business (groove.exe) on my computer. Thanks

      2. Hi Hans – thanks for your comment. I followed the instructions and I’m getting this error message:

        We have detected these newer versions of Office installed on your devive:
        Skype for Business 2016
        Microsoft Office 365
        If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove there newer products and try again.

      3. Hi Hans – thanks for your comment. I’m receiving this error message when trying to install ODFB as explained on KB2903984:
        We have detected these newer versions of Office installed on your devive:

        Skype for Business 2016
        Microsoft Office 365

        If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove there newer products and try again.

      4. Hi Hans – thanks for your comment. I’m receiving this error message when trying to install ODFB as explained on KB2903984:
        We have detected these newer versions of Office installed on your devive:

        Skype for Business 2016
        Microsoft Office 365

        If you want to install an older version of Office, please remove there newer products and try again.

        Any ideas? Thanks again

  2. Hallo Hans,
    Habe zuhause Windows 10 Home Edition mit OneDrive in der Version 17.3.6201.1019. Die Option Geschäftskonto hinzufügen ist nicht vorhanden. Kann ich die (ältere) Preview Version 17.3.5973.0929 gleichwohl installieren?

    Danke dir für ein kurzes Feedback
    Daniel

    1. Hallo Daniel,
      In Windows 10 ist der NGSC bereits vorhanden und wird ständig erneuert. Er synchronisiert Daten mit OneDrive (Personal, Consumer):
      Daneben gibt es ein PreView Programm, welches die Synchronisation mit OneDrive for Business erlaubt.
      Wer in diesem Preview Programm ist, hat von Microsoft eine Anleitung erhalten, was zu tun ist. Im wesentlichen sind es zwei Registry Keys, die es dann erlaubt, ein Geschäftskonto hinzu zu fügen.
      Also müssen nur die Registry Keys hinzugefügt werden…

      Nein, es macht keinen Sinn, die alte PreView zu installieren.

      1. Hallo Hans,
        Danke dir für das prompte Feedback. Habe mich mittlerweile für das Preview Programm eingeschrieben. Im Microsoft Technical Summit 2015 hast du die Registry Keys angesprochen 😉

  3. Hallo Hans, ich habe gerade die Preview installiert. es war mir heute möglich den Ordner zu wechseln. Vorgestern auf einer anderen Installation ging es noch nicht. Jeweils Windows 10 Enterprise.
    Ich wurde auch gefragt ob ich die Daten in dem Ordner ggf. ersetzen möchte.
    LG Andi

      1. Klar: 17.3.5979.1006.
        Im ganzen hab ich 3 Wolken in der Infoleiste. OneDrive Business (Keine Bibliotheken verbunden, groove.exe), OneDrive – Organisation (Blaues Symbol) & OneDrive personal (Weißes Symbol). OneDrive.exe ist gespeichert unter: C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive. Hilft das?

      2. das passt, jetzt noch die Eigenschaften der OneDrive.exe auslesen(Rechte Maustaste auf OneDrive.exe) und dann die Version übermitteln.(ach ja, welches OS?)

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