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Kaan Ara
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Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Dear Microsoft Office 365 Team,

 

I want to change onedrive's ownership while deleting the user.  How does it possible? except the article. 

(Users onedrive hold under the link https://XXXX-my.sharepoint.com )  

 

For example i will delete ABC user and  i dont want to lose all onedive files so i want to delegate permition to someone else.

 

I Read the article about OneDrive delete in Office 365 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/3042522/onedrive-for-business-retention-and-deletion)

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Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Today you can get the ownership of the user's ODFB but if you delete the user, after 30 days, the user's ODFB is going to be deleted too...there is not current a feature to not only change the ownership of the user's ODFB but also stop the deletion process

Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

You can keep your User's Onedrive for an extended period upto an year or more after user is deleted. Please take a look.

https://vigneshsharepointthoughts.com/2017/03/23/extending-the-retention-period-of-orphaned-personal...

 

 

Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Let me Explain the situation 

 

You can see microsoft's article about deletetation at my first post, in initial setup 

-OrphanedPersonalSitesRetentionPeriod i set it to 365. you can set it 1 to 3650 = 10 Year.

but i read this:

  1. If the Manager field is populated for the deleted account, the manager will receive an email message that states that the site will be removed after the retention period expires, and that access to the site is granted to the manager.

in this case Manager will grand access after a year right? 

I TEST IT 

When the user deleted from AD, it mails to manager directly so it will delete after 365 days. 

 

Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Yes Manager will receive email directly, and he'll keep access for a period of year until retention period expires. 

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Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

This functionality came little bit of a surprise in our organization since I haven't noticed any info before hand about this. Do you know if there is a setting to disable this functionality?

Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Found a solution but was this on the roadmap when meaning when this functionality came part of Onedrive?

Re: Deleted users onedrive ownership change.

Could you please share the solution you found? We're in the same situation and I would like to disable that functionnality. Thanks!

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