Administrators of companies want to automate and control the behavior of OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. Sometimes their want to disable the usage of OneDrive (Personal). Or They want to say, where the user has to save their documents. And these administrators may do that with group policies. First, they have to download the OneDrive Deployment Package. You will find the following files:
ADMx/ADMl Templates are stored in %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder. The language File has to be stored in the corresponding language folder. If you later open the Group policy editor, they will be opened and checked.
No you open the Group Management console on the Server
|You should create a new GPO and give it a name like “OneDrive”.|
|Now you may edit the entries.|
Just a reminder: The Next Generation Sync Client is running in a context of a user.Therefore you have to open the User configuration, admin templates and here OneDrive:
– Coauthoring and in-app sharing for Office files
– Configure OneDrive.exe to receive updates after consumer production
– Prevent users from changing the location of their OneDrive folder
– Prevent users from configuring personal OneDrive accounts
– Set the default location for the OneDrive folder
– Users can choose how to handle Office files in conflict
There are two more policies, which are on a different place: (Computer configuration, admin templates and the OneDrive
– Prevent users from using the remote file fetch feature to access files on the computer
– Set the maximum percentage of upload bandwidth that OneDrive.exe uses
you find all these descriptions and more here.
And here is another Link about “Use Group Policy in Windows 2012 R2 to disable OneDrive functionality in Windows 8.1 clients”
Often I hear the question : Is it possible, to automate install of the Next Generation Sync Client? The answer is yes and I will describe that in another blog post.
Group Policy is the ideal tool to provide different user groups have different preferences to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business with the Next Generation Sync Client.
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