OneDrive Insider Version 22.045 and 22.055


OneDrive Versions 22.045.0227.0004 and 22.055.0313.0001
OneDrive Versions 22.045.0227.0004 and 22.055.0313.0001

In the week ending 3/11/2022, OneDrive Insider version 22.045.0227.0004 was released. Nothing flashy, but this version was then also chosen as the production version. Microsoft does not have time to update the official page. But here you can find all versions

New Group Policy in OD version 22.045

With OneDrive version 22.045.0227.0004, administrators get a new group policy called „Allow users to contact Microsoft for feedback and support„. This is a computer configuration policy. One looks in vain for this policy in Microsoft’s official documentation. The string ID is „EnableFeedbackAndSupport„.

GPO Allow users to contact Microsoft for feedback and support
GPO Allow users to contact Microsoft for feedback and support

The description of the group policy is:

This setting specifies whether users in your organization can communicate directly with Microsoft through user experiences in the sync app. Letting users share their thoughts helps us improve OneDrive.

If you enable or do not configure this setting, users can use the experiences in the OneDrive sync app to contact Microsoft directly for feedback and support.

If you disable this setting, users will be unable to contact Microsoft for support, feedback, or suggestions within the sync app. Users will still have access to help content and self-help tools.

This group policy has 3 options that can be activated individually or in combination. 

  • Send Feedback
  • Receive user satisfaction surveys
  • Contact OneDrive Suppport

Three keys are set in the registry:

  • EnableContactSupport
  • EnableSurveyCampaigns
  • EnableSendFeedback

Actually, Group Policy provides exactly what administrators need, but months ago Microsoft published and did not describe a Group Policy that has now been dropped.

Actually, Group Policy provides exactly what administrators need, but months ago Microsoft published and did not describe a Group Policy that has now been dropped.
old GPO: Prevent Users from contacting Microsoft for Feedback and Support

This group policy works the other way around, and I am now wondering what happens when both group policies are enabled (in the past they were)

Again, three keys are set in the registry:

  • DisableGranularFeedbackContactSupport
  • DisableGranularFeedbackReceiveSurveys
  • DisableGranularFeedbackSendFeedback

Unfortunately, I can’t get an answer from Microsoft at this time. In the official description, both the new and the old are not listed.

New group policy in OD version 22.055

In the week ending 3/21/22, we received OneDrive Insider version 22.055.0313.0001. This version includes the fixes for the Windows 11 Explorer OneDrive FlyOut menu that I described here. But also in this OneDrive version a new group policy has been delivered. Administrators now get an improvement to the status of OneDrive sync (OneDrive Sync Health), better known as Admin Sync Report.

Group Policy Synchronize Admin Reports
Group Policy Enable sync health reporting for OneDrive

The new group policy is named „Enable sync health reporting for OneDrive„.

The OneDrive sync health dashboard provides reporting on sync app devices and health. This setting lets the OneDrive sync app compile sync device and health data into administrative reports. These reports allow you to proactively identify, investigate, and resolve common errors across an organization.

If you enable this setting, the OneDrive sync app will report device and health data into administrative reports. You must enable this setting on the devices you want to get reports from.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, OneDrive sync app device and health data will not appear in the OneDrive sync health dashboard.

old group policy Synch admin reports with client assignment key
old group policy Synch admin reports with client assignment key

The administration reports are still in the preview phase. This means that it can only be used with OneDrive Insider or OneDrive Production synchronization.

And until now, another group policy named „Synchronization of administrator reports“ had to be used to add the respective device to the administrator reports. Besides, the client association key had to be added to this policy as well.

According to the Microsoft product manager Donna Malayyeri, I was assured that only the new group policy „Synchronize administrator reports“ is needed. The TAK (Tenant Association Key) in the old policy is therefore no longer required.

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