OneDrive Delay Logoff During Sync
In Educational Labs and VDI, it would be beneficial to be able to hold/hang the logoff process while OneDrive finishes syncing.
In both scenarios, users can logon with their employee/student account, and we can make OneDrive available to them via GPO. However, if a user generates a large amount of files/data and then logs off, the sync stops. This could be problematic for several reasons:
1) It would be detrimental because in many Lab/VDI environments, the user profile is volatile and data would be lost.
2) Even in a less volatile environments, the user might want to save the files to OneDrive and logoff/leave. Expecting that when they get to their next destination, the files will be available in OneDrive.
Implementation of this should hang at the "logging off screen"; not prevent clicking of the actual logoff button. Yes, this would prevent the logon screen from coming up until syncing is done. Additionally, when other users approach the computer, they should be able to easily tell that the computer is syncing, and ask them to not reboot or power off the computer. Ideally, the user should get a warning when they logoff, stating something like: "Your IT Administrator wants OneDrive to finish syncing before this system is logged off. Logging off now will prevent others from using the computer until OneDrive is done. Are you sure you want to logoff?"
Alternatively, keep the User's OneDrive.exe running in the background until the sync task finishes. Prevent reboots and user profile disposal.
We are wrestling with this problem ourselves. What solution did you eventually find? We have this as a need for our VDI environment.