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The OneDrive Device ID

15. Januar 2020 1 Kommentar

The OneDrive Device ID

Soon also in your OneDrive.

If you have installed the Insiders version of OneDrive, then it is already visible. In the settings under About. And with the GUID it is unique. Clearly on your computer. Definitely for every Office 365 tenant, if you have more than one. And it doesn’t matter whether OneDrive for Business or OneDrive Personal. Each instance has a unique OneDrive device ID. And if you have multiple computers, on each computer.

I would have liked to have had this already at the beginning of the OneDrive app development. Because then you could have isolated errors better and faster. There are log files for each instance on your computer and the OneDrive device ID can also be found in the SyncDiagnostics.log

What can the user do with it? First of all, nothing. However, it can lead to a faster solution if you have problems with the OneDrive app. Because it may well be that you only have a problem with one instance. That means OneDrive in general is ok, but you can find the error faster. In the OneDrive program directory there is a batch file that collects all the log files that cannot be read by the user and stores them compressed in a CAB file. And with both pieces of information, Microsoft can then isolate a possible error more quickly.

In the future, options are also planned that are intended for the administrator of the Office 365 tenant. Microsoft is working on a solution that allows the administrator to examine all devices of all employees for OneDrive errors and then write the results in an Excel spreadsheet. So do not be surprised if the administrator of your company reports to you and tells you that there is a problem on your company laptop. And you still haven’t noticed it overheated! The OneDrive device ID is also used for this.

Die OneDrive-Geräte-ID

15. Januar 2020 2 Kommentare

OneDrive-Geräte-ID

Demnächst auch in Ihrem OneDrive.

Wenn Sie die Insiders Version von OneDrive installiert haben, dann ist Sie schon jetzt sichtbar. In den Einstellungen unter Info. Und mit der GUID ist sie eindeutig. Eindeutig auf Ihrem Rechner. Eindeutig für jede Mieter von Office 365, wen Sie denn mehrere haben. Und es ist auch egal, ob OneDrive for Business, oder OneDrive Personal. Jede Instanz hat eine eindeutige OneDrive-Geräte-ID. Und wenn Sie mehrere Rechner haben, auf jedem Rechner.

Ich hätte mir gewünscht, das schon zu Beginn der OneDrive-App Entwicklung gehabt zu haben. Denn dann hätte man Fehler besser und schneller isolieren können. So finden sich für jede Instanz auf Ihrem Rechner Log-Dateien und in der Datei SyncDiagnostics.log findet sich auch die OneDrive-Geräte-ID.

Was kann der Benutzer damit anfangen? Zuerst einmal nichts. Es kann aber zu einer schnelleren Lösung führen, wenn Sie Probleme mit dem  der OneDrive App haben. Denn es kann gut sein, dass Sie nur mit einer Instanz ein Problem haben. das heißt OneDrive im generellen ist ok, aber man kann den Fehler schneller finden. Im Programmverzeichnis von OneDrive befindet sich eine Batch-Datei, die all die für den Benutzer nicht lesbaren Log-Dateien sammelt und in eine CAB-Datei komprimiert ablegt. Und mit beiden Informationen kann Microsoft dann einen möglichen Fehler schneller isolieren.

In der Zukunft sind aber auch Möglichkeiten geplant, die für den Administrator des Office 365 Mieters gedacht sind. So arbeitet Microsoft an einer Lösung, die es dem Administrator erlaubt, alle Geräte aller Mitarbeiter auf OneDrive-Fehler untersucht und die Ergebnisse dann in eine Excel-Tabelle schreibt. Wundern Sie sich also nicht, wenn Sie der Administrator Ihrer Firma bei Ihnen meldet, und Ihnen mitteilt, dass auf Ihrem Firmen-Laptop ein Problem vorliegt. Und Sie es noch überhapt nicht gemerkt haben! Und dafür dient dann auch die OneDrive-Geräte-ID

Der nächste Schritt – mein persönlicher BOT

13. Januar 2020 1 Kommentar

Mr.OneDrive's Bot

Sind ja schon ein paar Dekaden vergangen. In der Zeit der letzten 25 Jahren habe ich mit IT beschäftigt. In den unterschiedlichen Bereichen. Natürlich habe im mitgemischt, als das Internet entstand. Nicht an vorderster Front. Aber ich kann mich noch gut an die Zeiten erinnern, wo HTML angesagt wurde. Wo jede Seite manuell entstand. Wo es noch keine Templates gab.  Also hatte auch in eine eigene Webseite. Irgendwann habe ich dann umgestellt. Auf einen Blog. Und seit Oktober 2010 blogge ich. Mittlerweile in zwei Sprachen. Mehr und mehr über ein Thema: Über die Technologie der Zusammenarbeit. Groove, SkyDrive und heue OneDrive. So sind über 950 Artikel entstanden. Einzelne Ausschnitte, die aber nicht in der Lage sind, die Möglichkeiten und Szenarien zu beschreiben, welche sich bei vielen Unternehmen doch unterscheiden. Natürlich finden meinen Blog die Personen, die mit einer Suchmaschine umgehen können. Wenn Sie denn wissen, nach was die denn suchen. Denn Suchen will gelernt sein. Irgendwann hat Microsoft mir den Beinamen Mr.OneDrive gegeben. Und mittlerweile kennt man mich unter diesem Namen rund um den Planeten.

Aber bei den vielen kleinen und großen Veranstaltungen und Konferenzen erreiche ich immer nur eine kleine Menge von Personen. Noch weniger, aber dafür intensiver sind natürlich ganztägige vor Ort OneDrive Workshops. Den hier kann ich nicht nur die Fragezeichen in den Augen der Teilnehmer sehen, sondern intensiv und schnell darauf eingehen. Individuell. Und dabei ist es egal, ob die Firma 20 oder 100000 Mitarbeiter hat. Ja, ich bin käuflich.

Eine Webseite brauche ich nicht (mehr). Denn der Inhalt ist statisch, muss immer wieder erneuert werden. Die Pflege ist (sehr) aufwendig. Und eigentlich sollte eine Dokumentation beim Hersteller liegen. Und bei OneDrive hat Microsoft bei docs.microsoft.com mittlerweile eine stattliche Anzahl von Artikeln veröffentlicht. Aber wie viele Personen wissen nicht, nach was Sie genau suchen, wenn es um das Zusammenspiel der einzelnen technischen Komponenten bei der Zusammenarbeit in all ihren Facetten geht. Und auch ein Blog kann da nicht weiterhelfen, weil er nur einzelne Ausschnitte abbildet.

Meine Tagesworkshops haben leider auch einen Nachteil, weil es zu viele Firmen gibt und ich leider nur zwei Sprachen spreche. Aber die Technik ist mit der Cloud und KI (künstliche Intelligenz) macht es möglich, mich selbst zu klonen. Oder auf den nächsten Level zu heben. Zumindest was mein Wissen um die Zusammenarbeit mit OneDrive angeht. Und das nicht nur in den zwei Sprachen, sondern in mehr als 50 Sprachen. Rund um die Uhr. 24 Stunden lang. Denn Mr.OneDrive’s Bot braucht keinen Schlaf.

Jeder wird den Bot innerhalb von Microsoft Teams aus dem Microsoft Store installieren können. Und dann bin ich bereit und gebe bereitwillig Auskunft. Zu jeder Zeit. In (fast) jeder Sprache.

Bevor man derzeit auf die Suche geht, langsam. Noch kann ich den PC nicht an mein Gehirn anschließen und die Gedanken übertragen. Das wird auch bei der Bot-Entwicklung noch ein Weilchen dauern. Von der Idee im Juli 2019 in einer kleinen Feedbackrunde mit zwei MVP-Kollegen brauchte es eine geraume Zeit, bevor mich Thomy Gölles und Stephan Bisser beim SharePoint Saturday in München Ende November 2019 mit dem ersten Bot Prototyp konfrontiert haben. Und seit Mitte Dezember sammle ich Fragen. Fragen zu OneDrive Und OneDrive for Business. Und schreibe die Antworten nieder. Natürlich mit Bildern. Und Links. Zu meinem Blog. Oder zur Original-Dokumentation von Microsoft. Dabei sind noch einige Stolpersteine aus dem Weg zu räumen. Auch darüber werde ich schreiben.

Bleibt noch ein bisschen Zeit. Bis die erste Version des Bot’s zum Test bereitsteht.

OneDrive | jetzt korrekte Dokumentation bei Gruppenrichtlinien

23. Oktober 2019 10 Kommentare

OneDrive Gruppenrichtlinien: Jetzt korrekte Übersetzung für lokalisierte Versionen

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.

  1. Das GPO Team hat eine eigene Übersetzung der Gruppenrichtlinien vorgenommen.
  2. 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

Benutzer dürfen auswählen, wie Synchronisierungskonflikte bei Office-Dateien behandelt werden

Synchronisierung von OneDrive-Konten nur für bestimmte Organisationen sperren

Gemeinsame Dokumenterstellung und Teilen in Office-Desktop-Apps

Teamwebsitebibliotheken für die automatische Synchronisierung konfigurieren

Synchronisierung in getakteten Netzwerk fortsetzen

Synchronisierung fortsetzen, wenn Geräte den Stromsparmodus aktiviert haben

Synchronisierte Teamwebsitedateien in reine Onlinedateien konvertieren

Das Lernprogramm deaktivieren, das am Ende der OneDrive-Einrichtung angezeigt wird

Downloadgeschwindigkeit des Synchronisierungsclients auf eine feste Rate begrenzen

Uploadrate des Synchronisierungsclients auf einen Prozentsatz des Durchsatzes begrenzen

Uploadgeschwindigkeit des Synchronisierungsclients auf eine feste Rate begrenzen

Den Synchronisierungsclient am Generieren von Netzwerkdatenverkehr hindern, bis sich Benutzer anmelden

Benutzer am Ändern des Speicherorts ihres OneDrive-Ordners hindern

Benutzer am Remoteabrufen von Dateien hindern

Benutzer am Verschieben ihrer bekannten Windows-Ordner auf OneDrive hindern

Benutzer am Umleiten ihrer bekannten Windows-Ordner auf ihren PC hindern

Benutzer am Synchronisieren von Bibliotheken und Ordnern hindern, die aus anderen Organisationen geteilt wurden

Benutzer an der Synchronisierung persönlicher OneDrive-Konten hindern

Benutzer zum Verschieben bekannter Windows-Ordner auf OneDrive auffordern

Empfangen von Updates des OneDrive-Synchronisierungsclients auf dem Enterprise-Ring

Benutzer müssen umfangreiche Löschvorgänge bestätigen

Standardspeicherort des OneDrive-Ordners festlegen

Maximale Größe des OneDrive eines Benutzers festlegen, die automatisch heruntergeladen werden kann

Updatering für Synchronisierungsclient festlegen

Bekannte Windows-Ordner automatisch auf OneDrive verschieben

Benutzer automatisch mit ihren Windows-Anmeldeinformationen beim OneDrive-Synchronisierungsclient anmelden

OneDrive-Dateien bei Bedarf verwenden

MSIgnite 2019 – I speak at Orlando about OneDrive

10. Oktober 2019 3 Kommentare

Microsoft Ignite 2019, Orlando

Same location as last year: Orlando, Florida. A little bit later in the calendar, to avoid Hurricans. More then 25000 IT-People will attend The Microsoft Ignite 2019

 

I have two Sessions there and I’m proud to talk about 

"More Value: B2B Sync with OneDrive"

. More and more companies are in the cloud or going into the cloud. With Office 365 and Collaboration B2B Sync (Business to Business Synchronization) Microsoft is going to enhance such capabilities. This session describes the core principles for syncing from OneDrive to B2B, explains the details for a B2B Synchronization, has a live demo with a complete setup and summarizes the add value of B2B for companies. Learn how easy the job is to implement external users, have full control, and speed up collaboration processes.

 

More Value: B2B Sync with OneDrive; BRK3157

The Session codse is  BRK3157


The second Session is a Theater Session

“OneDrive Group Policies – not only for the enterprise”

More and more Group Policies for OneDrive and for Windows 10 were established to give administrators control over devices, storage, and behavior. This session describes the user behavior to sync many files from different libraries for collaboration, not only from their own tenant, but also from other tenants through B2B sync, and give the administrators full control via Group Policies. These GPOs not only for OneDrive, but also for the different devices, control Windows 10 through OneDrive Files on Demand and Storage Sense, and also help user behavior of deleting files by mistake. It includes my Top 10 of Group Policies for OneDrive

 

OneDrive Group Policies – not only for the enterprise; THR2345

The Session Code is THR2345

 

See you  in one or both session?

OneDrive: new Group Policies and Definitions 19.152.0801.0004

26. August 2019 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

OneDrive Group Policies

With the insider Version of the 19.152.0801.0004 Microsoft published a new Version of the OneDrive Group Policies

You find the Group Policies here (adml and admx)

%localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\BuildNumber\adm\

and also the localicied versions in 17 languages

And here is the history of my blogs

Date  
05/18/19 OneDrive: new Group Policies and Definitions 19.103.0527.0002
02/11/19 OneDrive: New Group Policies and definitions 19.002.0107.0008

User Configuration

Group Policy name Special
Allow users to choose how to handle Office file sync conflicts  
Coauthor and share in Office desktop apps  
Configure team site libraries to sync automatically new from Computer Configuration
Continue syncing on metered networks  
Continue syncing when devices have battery saver mode turned on  
Disable the tutorial that appears at the end of OneDrive Setup  
Limit the sync client download speed to a fixed rate  
Limit the sync client upload speed to a fixed rate  
Prevent users from changing the location of their OneDrive folder  
Prevent users from syncing personal OneDrive accounts  
Receive OneDrive sync client updates on the Enterprise ring

New name: Set the sync client Update ring
moved to Computer configuration
Set the default location for the OneDrive folder  

Computer Configuration

Group Policy name Special
Allow OneDrive to disable Windows permission inheritance in folders synced read-only *
Allow syncing OneDrive accounts for only specific organizations  
Block file downloads when users are low on disk space **
Block syncing OneDrive accounts for specific organizations  
Configure team site libraries to sync automatically Please use GPO in the User Configuration
Convert synced team site files to online-only files  
Enable Automatic upload bandwidth management for OneDrive ****
Limit the sync client upload rate to a percentage of throughput  
Prevent the sync client from generating network traffic until users sign in  
Prevent users from fetching files remotely  
Prevent users from moving their Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Prevent users from redirecting their Windows known folders to their PC  
Prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations *
Prompt users to move Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Require users to confirm large delete operations **
Set the maximum size of a user’s OneDrive that can download automatically  
Set the sync client update ring ***
Silently move Windows known folders to OneDrive  
Silently sign in users to the OneDrive sync client with their Windows credentials  
Specify SharePoint Server URL and organization name ****
Specify the OneDrive location in a hybrid environment ****
Use OneDrive Files On-Demand  
Warn users who are low on diskspace ***

 

* Allow OneDrive to disable permission inheritance in folders synced read-only
This setting lets the OneDrive sync client remove all inherited permissions within read-only folders syncing on a user’s PC.

If you enable this setting, the OneDrive sync client can disable permission inheritance in read-only folders to improve sync speed.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, the OneDrive sync client will preserve permission inheritance in read-only folders. Sync speed may be significantly slower.


 

** Block file downloads when users are low on disk space
This setting lets you specify a minimum amount of available disk space and block the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) from downloading files when users have less than this amount.

Users will be prompted with options to help free up space.

Minimal available Diskspace: 0 to 10 TB

[08/28/19] Tehre is a bug, because the highest number is 9999. Microsoft is informed


***
Warn users who are low on diskspace

This setting lets you specify a minimum amount of available disk space and warn users when the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) downloads a file that causes them to have less than this amount.

Users will be prompted with options to help free up space.

In the Value field, enter the amount of available disk space below which users will receive warning. If you use this policy together with “Block file downloads when users are low on disk space”, the value for this setting should be greater than the value for the blocking downloads

Valid values are from 0 through 10 TB

[08/28/19] Tehre is a bug, because the highest number is 9999. Microsoft is informed


 

****  Enable Automatic upload bandwidth management for OneDrive

This setting lets the OneDrive sync client (OneDrive.exe) upload data in the background only when unused bandwidth is available. It prevents the sync client from interfering with other apps that are using the network. This setting is powered by the Windows LEDBAT (Low Extra Delay Background Transport) protocol. When LEDBAT detects increased latency that indicates other TCP connections are consuming bandwidth, the sync client will reduce its own consumption to prevent interference. When network latency decreases again and bandwidth is freed up, the sync client will increase the upload rate and consume the unused bandwidth.

If you enable this setting, the sync client upload rate will be set to "Adjust automatically" based on bandwidth availability and users won’t be able to change it.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can choose to limit the upload rate to a fixed value (in KB/second), or set it to "Adjust automatically".

Important

If you enable or disable this setting, and then change it back to Not Configured, the last configuration will remain in effect. We recommend enabling this setting instead of "Limit the sync client upload speed to a fixed rate." You should not enable both settings at the same time. This setting will override "Limit the sync client upload rate to a percentage of throughput" if both are enabled on the same device.


 

* Prevent users from syncing libraries and folders shared from other organizations
This GPO allow/disallow Tenant 2 Tenant Synchronization. Microsoft has named this Synchronization B2B Sync.


 

** Require users to confirm large delete operations
Unfortunately Microsoft has not announced the numbers, by which the function will trigger.The Threshold is 200.

to push another number you must do it manually. Read here

[10/30/19] with Version 19.192.0926.0010 you have it in the Group policy


 

*** Set the sync client update ring
This GPO is moved from User to the Computer-Configuration.


 

**** Specify SharePoint Server URL and organization name AND Specify the OneDrive location in a hybrid environment

The only way, to sync files with OneDrive to the OnPremise SharePoint is SharePoint Server 2019. Toy sync to and from older Versions of SharePoint (SharePoint Server 2016, 2013, 2010 and  2007) you must use the old sync client called Groove.exe

OneDrive | Storage Sense (with group Policies)

20. August 2019 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Windows 10 - Speicheroptimierung

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:

So, if the gentle reader could follow this, then maybe a few additional explanations:

Today I can see and edit files if necessary, even I have a small hard disc. Microsoft has changed NTFS. With Files On Demand synchronization only rudimentary information from the cloud is synchronized to the device. The actual content is not. So I can therefore look at the file in Explorer, even mini-pictures stuck in the linked list of NTFS file system. And do not take a room on your hard disc.

OneDrive Files onDemand: Status "Cloud Only "

Because the content will not be editable until the content has been synchronized from the cloud to the device, the attribute changes, the icon also and the file is now editable. Also costs space on the hard disk. In Explorer, I can also decide to throw away the local „content“ of the file. Free up space. I’m talking about throwing away, not deleting. Deleting a file will move it to the local recycle bin. When it is emptied, the entry of the file in the NTFS is resolved. It is still present on the hard disk, but the operating system does not know it anymore. The place will eventually be overwritten. When freeing up memory, however, only the pointer showing the beginning of the content is eliminated. The entry in NTFS is retained, the attribute and thus the icon in the Windows File Explorer is changed. Nothing is synced to the cloud because the cloud is still full content.

OneDrive Files onDemand: Status "Local available" und "Always available"

In both Windows and Mac, we have 4 icons:

  • Cloud Only
  • Local available
  • Always available
  • Syncing

OneDrive Status Symbols

Many do not know, that’s why I explain here the difference between „Local available“ and „always available”.

Files On Demand came with the Windows version 1709 and at this point there was no difference. Because the Windows programmers have spent a whole year to implement an algorithm in Windows to clean up. Meanwhile (half a year later) one speaks of intelligent tidying up. Here I do not agree with Microsoft, in the age of Artificial Intelligence could have solved the cleaner and more elegant. But with the Windows version 1903 at least the administrators have a tool (group guidelines) made available, which until then only the user had in his own hands. For each library, the user can choose when and how often to clean up. (System Preferences: System, Storage, Storage Sense, Local Available Cloud Content). I myself have 10 or more entries that I can influence individually, whether, and if so, how often you want to clean up.

Hello Microsoft, the user wants to work, and not maintain settings!

As written, as of Windows version 1903, administrators can now change this globally. But what happens there?

Every time a file that is only available in the cloud is clicked on, it is synchronized, ie downloaded. Only on this device. The icon changes, the file is now available on this device (even without Internet). If I edit this file and save the content, the file is synced back to the cloud. If I do not set up my files manually, I can leave that to the system too. According to the selected properties, the system will automatically do that now so that the space of my hard disk does not become too small. And convert these files to „Cloud Only“. The content is then no longer available locally on this device. If you convert these files by clicking on „Available available„, they will not be touched by any memory optimization and will always be available on this device, even without the Internet.

Many administrators do not know that. As of Windows version 1903, administrators have access to additional Windows Group Policies, where this cleanup is set uniformly for the entire company, but you should know anyway. If no setting is stored in the system settings, you should occasionally clean up manually.

 

Where can these group policies be found?

They have a name: memory guidelines. We find these under Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Storage Sense.

However, these can only be found as of Windows 10, Version 1903 and higher

    • This is the alphabetical listing. First we have to turn on the process „global“. Furthermore, depending on the group policy,

I advise users to be informed

    . Because depending on the setting, you ensure that, for example, the wastebasket is tidied up. In your office, it goes without saying that the cleaning crew empties the wastebasket, but not on your computer, right?

Allow Storage Storage Global

Storage Sense can automatically clean some of the user’s files to free up disk space. By default, Storage Sense is automatically turned on when the machine runs into low disk space and is set to run whenever the machine runs into storage pressure. This cadence can be changed in Storage settings or set with the „Configure Storage Sense cadence“ group policy.

Enabled:

Storage Sense is turned on for the machine, with the default cadence as ‘during low free disk space’*). Users cannot disable Storage Sense, but they can adjust the cadence (unless you also configure the „Configure Storage Sense cadence“ group policy).

Disabled:

Storage Sense is turned off the machine. Users cannot enable Storage Sense.

Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense is turned off until the user runs into low disk space or the user enables it manually. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

*) My demand from Microsoft has shown that there is no fixed value that can be used for ‚during low free disk space‘. Of course, a calculation is deposited, but this will not be disclosed, and Microsoft will adjust this value in the newer versions of Windows.

 


So if „Global“ was turned on, you should also configure the interval of memory optimization.

Configure Storage Sense cadence

Configure Storage Sense cadence

Storage Sense can automatically clean some of the user’s files to free up disk space.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the desired Storage Sense cadence. Supported options are: daily, weekly, monthly, and during low free disk space. The default is 0 (during low free disk space).

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, the Storage Sense cadence is set to “during low free disk space”. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

 


And if these are configured, immediately follows the deletion of temporary files:

Temporary Files Cleanup

Allow Storage Sense Temporary Files Cleanup

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete the user’s temporary files that are not in use. If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

Storage Sense will delete the user’s temporary files that are not in use. Users cannot disable this setting in Storage settings.

Disabled:

Storage Sense will not delete the user’s temporary files. Users cannot enable this setting in Storage settings.

Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will delete the user’s temporary files. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks

The following Files will be deleted:

  • Temporary setup files
  • Old indexed content
  • System cache files
  • Internet cache files
  • Device Driver packages
  • System downloaded program files
  • Dated system log files
  • System error memory dump files
  • System error minidump files
  • Temporary system files
  • Dated Windows update temporary files

Configure Storage Sense Recycle Bin cleanup threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin if they have been there for over a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the minimum age threshold (in days) of a file in the Recycle Bin before Storage Sense will delete it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin. The default is 30 days.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will delete files in the user’s Recycle Bin that have been there for over 30 days. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

In Control Panel, the user can only set this value between Never, 1 Day, 30, Days, 60 Days. Group Policy allows values between 0 and 365

 

Configure Storage Sense Downloads cleanup threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can delete files in the user’s Downloads folder if they have been there for over a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the minimum age threshold (in days) of a file in the Downloads folder before Storage Sense will delete it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Downloads folder. The default is 0, or never deleting files in the Downloads folder.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will not delete files in the user’s Downloads folder. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

In Control Panel, the user can only set this value between Never, 1 Day, 30, Days, 60 Days. Group Policy allows values between 0 and 365

 


But that’s not all. Space is also freed up with the next group policy

Configure Storage Sense Cloud Content dehydration threshold

When Storage Sense runs, it can dehydrate cloud-backed content that hasn’t been opened in a certain amount of days.

If the group policy „Allow Storage Sense“ is disabled, then this policy does not have any effect.

Enabled:

You must provide the number of days since a cloud-backed file has been opened before Storage Sense will dehydrate it. Support values are: 0 – 365.

If you set this value to zero, Storage Sense will not dehydrate any cloud-backed content. The default value is 0, or never dehydrating cloud-backed content.

Disabled or Not Configured:

By default, Storage Sense will not dehydrate any cloud-backed content. Users can configure this setting in Storage settings.

Remarks:

NTFS is not just the date when the file was created. But also a date when it was last opened. And exactly this date is used for the calculation and the optimization. If the current date is greater than the date of the last access added to the value of this group policy, the file is automatically „dehydrated“ into „available only in the cloud“, so the content is discarded. The cloud still contains the original file

 


Comment:

Although storage sense is part of Windows 10 version 1903, while the system settings can be used to configure individual and different document libraries differently in terms of time, Group Policy is missing. Not surprisingly, most users will not get lost in memory optimization pages. Second, each user has access to different document libraries in different areas. Document Libraries that have been synchronized must therefore be considered „global“ in Group Policy. And according to Microsoft, they will too. This means that administrators must also provide information to the users here.

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