OneDrive – Group Policy Series


Why? This is the first blog post that appears here now. The first, of more. On the topic of OneDrive and group policies. The background is that I find in my OneDrive workshops that the knowledge of these group policies should be refreshed in many administrators. However, I will limit myself to how group policies work. I will not describe programs that can be used to roll out these group policies such as System Center Configuration Manager, Intune or Microsoft Endpoint Manager. For the description of the group policy, I will only use the local group policy editor, for the … OneDrive – Group Policy Series weiterlesen

OneDrive | new Group Policy in 21.109.0530.0001


Starting with OneDrive version 21.109.0530.0001, we find a new group policy called “Prevent users from contacting Microsoft for feedback and support". In larger environments, in-house support wants to know where the users have issues. Then you can counter accordingly with training or internal documentation. For now, users have the option of contacting Microsoft directly. The administrators have 3 options to prevent this: Send Feedback Receive user satisfication surveys Contact OneDrive Support GP not activated GP activated OneDrive | new Group Policy in 21.109.0530.0001 weiterlesen

OneDrive | new Version 21.099.0516.0003


Something has happened again with the group policies. With the Insider version 21.099.0516.0003 on Friday, 05/29/21  a new group policy object was added. I also have to add something here: 21.073.0411.0002 On 5/18/21 this version was released to the production ring 21.078.0418.0001 This version was a prerequisite for the preview of the OneDrive synchronization reports. For this, there was also a new group policy called Synch Admin Reports (Computer Policy). I have already written a blog post about this. 21.083.0425.0001 However, the performance of the Sync Admin Reports messages was poor. That’s why Microsoft added version 21.083.0425.0001. The performance has … OneDrive | new Version 21.099.0516.0003 weiterlesen

OneDrive Sync Admin Report


When it takes a little longer…. What takes a long time finally becomes good. Yesterday was the day. The OneDrive Sync Admin Report was introduced. Review Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando. There I gained knowledge for the first time. I was shown what the Microsoft OneDrive product group in Redmond is up to. Actually, though, the idea is much older. I described it here. And since yesterday the preview is available. This was announced in the OneDrive Blog. Ankita Kirti divides the Admin Report into 4 different categories: Get an at-a-glance view of OneDrive Sync across your organization. Quickly resolve … OneDrive Sync Admin Report weiterlesen

new OneDrive group policy| WebProxy logic


The computer policy is called Cause sync client to ignore normal web proxy detection logic, the version can be found in the admx/adml file shipped with OneDrive version 21.036.0221.0001. Microsoft has not yet added a description in the documentation. But this will change shortly   Now you could say, I always install the English versions, but for all admimnistrators who struggle with English, it’s easier to install the German verision on the Windows 10 client. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy. to compare the two languages. I’ve pointed out translation errors and other mistakes in the documentation in the past. And … new OneDrive group policy| WebProxy logic weiterlesen

Five steps from "Classic Sync" to "Add to OneDrive"


A change from the classic method of synchronization to the new synchronization with Add to OneDrive is not always easy. After I have described the principles here, then also again showed the advantages and disadvantages, now a step-by-step guide.   We have synchronized the entire library. It does not matter how many items are included. When the "Files on demand" function is enabled, the files that I do not have in progress do not take up space on the hard disk. This is about the SharePoint Online document library B2B-Marketing. The icon next to the folder indicates that the files … Five steps from "Classic Sync" to "Add to OneDrive" weiterlesen

OneDrive: Differences in synchronization


Currently there is the classic synchronization at SharePoint Online document libraries and the new possibility called "Add shortcut to my files". There are advantages and disadvantages for both methods and significant differences. In this article everything refers to OneDrive for Business and not to OneDrive Personal.   Synchronizing SharePoint libraries Manual triggering of synchronization by clicking on the Sync button + Automatic triggering via group policy + The group policy always affects the root directory, so it’s all or nothing – Restriction by filter only conditionally possible, because faulty– If synchronization is cancelled, data remains on device – Synchronization must … OneDrive: Differences in synchronization weiterlesen

OneDrive: new Version and new Group Policies


OneDrive Version 21.002.0104.0004 neue Gruppenrichtlinien The time over the turn of the year is over. This is also noticeable in the versions that have been made available in the different rings for the OneDrive Sync Client (OneDrive.exe). First of all, there is version 21.002.0104.0004 in the production ring on January 25, 2020, which could previously be tested in the Insiders ring. Now we also learn what awaits the user with this version: Bug fixes to improve the reliability and performance of the client. New features gradually rolling out to users: Users will see a dialog teaching them about deleted content … OneDrive: new Version and new Group Policies weiterlesen

Add To OneDrive – the next step


In the long term, Microsoft is launching the next generation of synchronization with "Add to OneDrive". The idea of synchronization, which is the basic element of collaboration, has its limitations, which has led to extensive reorganizations of SharePoint libraries at some Microsoft 365 customers. Although the processors of the small devices have become faster and faster, we are reaching our limits with very many files. With Windows 10, build 1709, "Files on demand" has been introduced. This function accelerated the synchronization of large libraries considerably, because in principle only the entries of the file name had to be transferred. The … Add To OneDrive – the next step weiterlesen

OneDrive | Update: Exclude specific kinds of files from being uploaded


[Supplement 23.11.2020] This is a post to a blog post from 11/16/20. Please read here first Documentation The Microsoft documentation on Group Policy "Exclude certain file types from uploading" is partly incorrect and incomplete. Incorrect: The registry key is incorrect Missing information: currently no Office formats are supported. I have only tested this with docx, xlsx and pptx.  Microsoft has informed me that the documentation will be adapted. In the wildcard description only the asterisk [*] is described. But also the question mark [?] works. Examples: In the group policy are stored: Files Synchronization Try.* Tryt Blocked   Try.mdb Blocked … OneDrive | Update: Exclude specific kinds of files from being uploaded weiterlesen

OneDrive | Exclude specific kinds of files from being uploaded


[Update 11/23/2020] The post has become bigger, so I wrote a separate blog post about it. So first read here, then switch to the new blog post   Exclude specific kinds of files from being uploaded is the name of a new Group Policy for the OneDrive Syn Client. Requirement: You have installed the Insider version 20.201.1005.0006 According to the announcement the functionality will be rolled out in the first weeks of December 2020. Don’t worry, at the moment Group Policy is not working yet. I’m in contact with the OneDrive product group of Microsoft in Redmond, USA to find … OneDrive | Exclude specific kinds of files from being uploaded weiterlesen

OneDrive – new Version 20.154.0802.0003 | Group Policy


With the Update came during the week. Not on the weekend. On 8/26/2020 I installed version 20.154.0802.0003. An insiders version. And I was curious. Because with the installation also a ghost or duplicate, which had been there for some time, disappeared. Microsoft told me that you did not know where this duplicate came from. But that it would be gone with version 20.154.xxxx.xxxx. What am I talking about? I have two identical entries, but only one common memory location. But in the meantime I found out what causes such a behaviour. For a Remote OneDrive Workshop I rolled out a … OneDrive – new Version 20.154.0802.0003 | Group Policy weiterlesen

ESPC20 – Learn from Home


The countdown is on to ESPC20 Online – only a few weeks to go! ESPC20 Online is a new virtual conference offering you affordable, world-class Microsoft 365 learning at your fingertips, from wherever you are in the world. Tune in live Oct 14th & 15th or catch up on-demand across 100+ sessions from SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure experts. Join me for my ESPC20 Online session: OneDrive Group Policies – User Adoption from Admins Perspective More and more Group Policies for OneDrive and for your Windows 10 were established to give administrators control over the devices, storage and behaviour. This … ESPC20 – Learn from Home weiterlesen

M365 Saturday Gurgaon 2020


Where is Gurgaon? Ohh, it’s in India. 30 km south of Dehli. And I will be there. In person? Unfortunatelly not. Mr.OneDrive will be virtually there. With a session, I have presented initially during Microsoft Ignite 2019 in Orlando. OneDrive Drive Group Policies – Not only for the enterprise You may register here for the Saturday, August 29th , 2020 [update] The Event is postponed to Saturday, September 19th, 2020 M365 Saturday Gurgaon 2020 weiterlesen

OneDrive | Group Policy Change : Allow syncing OneDrive accounts


Microsoft announced. that the behavior for the Group Policy Allow syncing OneDrive accounts for only specific organizations will be changed. Currently, if you have enabled the setting but have not specified a Tenant ID, the setting will block all organizations. With this change, having the setting enabled without a Tenant ID being specified will have the same effect as if the feature were disabled. You do not need to do anything unless you were intentionally relying on the behavior of enabling this setting with no Tenant ID in order to prevent OneDrive from syncing with any organization. In that case, … OneDrive | Group Policy Change : Allow syncing OneDrive accounts weiterlesen

OneDrive | jetzt korrekte Dokumentation bei Gruppenrichtlinien


Manchmal dauert es etwas länger, aber irgendwann ist es dann soweit. Die deutsche Dokumentation bei den Gruppenrichtlinien zu OneDrive ist jetzt endlich korrekt. Hier waren ursprünglich zwei Überstzungsteams von Microsoft beteiligt. Das GPO Team hat eine eigene Übersetzung der Gruppenrichtlinien vorgenommen. Das Dokumentations-Team hat die US  Namen selbst übersetzt. Das führte dazu, dass Administratoren, die mit der deutschen, lokaliserten Version arbeiten wollen, keine Übereinstimmung vorgefunden haben. Jetzt hat sich das, nicht nur in der deutschen, sondern in allen lokaliserten Sprachversionen erledigt. Vielen Dank Microsoft.   Hier die Auflistung aller OneDrive Gruppenrichtlinien (23.10.19) Synchronisierung von OneDrive-Konten nur für bestimmte Organisationen zulassen … OneDrive | jetzt korrekte Dokumentation bei Gruppenrichtlinien weiterlesen

Bug: Configure Team site libraries to sync automatically


Wer derzeit eine Team site library automatisch per Gruppenrichtlinie ausrollen möchte, wird bei der Konfiguration beim Ermitteln der eindeutigen ID , bestehend TenantID+WebID+ListID+WebUrl auf ein Problem stoßen, weil beim Klicken auf die Share-Funktion als SharePoint Online Administrator das PopUp Fenster den Link nicht anzeigt. Das liegt nicht am Browser und ich habe Microsoft darüber informiert. Der Bug wurde bestätigt und die korrigierte Version wird derzeit wieder auf alle Tenants wieder ausgerollt. Das Ganze kann aber noch eine Weile dauern. Workaround: Natürlich lässt sich dieser Wert auf per PowerShell ermitteln und die einzelnen Werte per String-Manipulation auf einen einzelnen String „umbauen“: … Bug: Configure Team site libraries to sync automatically weiterlesen

OneDrive | Storage Sense (with group Policies)


I’m always asked what it’s like with the different OneDrive status symbols. Most of my OneDrive workshops I do not get any, or only wrong answers. This is the reason to write another blog post about it. Of course I have already described it several times: The Story about OneDrive Files on Demand Next Generation Sync Client | OneDrive Files On-Demand OneDrive Files On-Demand Next Generation Sync Client – Automatic free disk space (German Language only) OneDrive Files on Demand: Version 17.3.7073.1013 Files on Demand | The handling of the three statuses  (German Language only) Files on Demand | Dealing … OneDrive | Storage Sense (with group Policies) weiterlesen