Roll out enterprise management (GPO etc) with OneDrive Files On Demand
With the new OneDrive Files On Demand feature (placeholder replacement) would it be possible (if it isn't already planned) to incorporate some enterprise controls- for example via Group Policy.
When deploying OneDrive to our environment I'd like to be able to set the defaults on a per-computer and possibly per-user basis. Being able to use item-level targeting would be ideal.
Examples of how these preferences could be used include the ability to set the default behaviour to "Online Only" files for most users (particularly useful for student computer labs in education environments), or turn on "Always Available" on personal computers with large disks installed.
This is available with Windows 10 Version 1903. More details here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/policy-csp-storage.
Michael Mardahl commented
As this has been possible for quite some time, would it not be great to just "close" this case and release all the votes?
Robert Williams commented
Yes this is what is needed at our College and a lot of other Educational Institutions. Then we can enable OneDrive back onto the lab computers and users can have "OnLine Only" content.
Bradley King commented
It would be very useful to be able to provide targeted mapping to SharePoint libraries in a GPO.
This is now implemented as we're using it across the site.
In reply to Anonymous on July 13, 2018 5:10. You could try mapping a network drive with Zee Drive to OneDrive for Business on Citrix/RDS as this will limit the amount of files that will be stored on the local disk.
You can find out more about Zee Drive here http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/
Disclosure: I work for the company that develops Zee Drive
Enforcing "Files on Demand" may also help to getting OneDrive working properly in a Citrix and/or RDS environment by preventing files caching in the profile.
Gets my vote
"Online Only" files for most users (particularly useful for student computer labs in education environments)
This is exactly my requirement
Andrew Dickson commented
Microsoft should really start paying this community for doing it's job for it
David B commented
Bram Vlasblom commented
It would be very helpful to have a Group Policy setting that forces the use of files on-demand so OneDrive can be used in stateless VDI environments.
+1 to that!! I really need to enforce online-only for the users VDI and have the full sync when using a laptop.
This On-Demand feature is amazing but we need a way to control how it behaves in classrooms by GPO. As an administrator, I need to be able to force a complete flush of synchronized files everytime a user logs off to keep the used space under control.
Luke Murray commented
+1 to this. Especially with SSDs we can't afford to have all OneDrive files stored locally, we use a WebDAV link to OneDrive I would like to get rid of. Can't wait till Files on Demand make it to Production and is controllable via GPO.
I was going to do some registry scans to look about enabling this via GPO until the ADMX templates get updated.