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Share with anyone with the link setting is grey out, why?

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Justin Liu
MVP

Hi all

 

I happened to find that the 'anyone with the link' option in Share action is grey out.

I checked the sharing settings and all looks fine. Did I miss something?

Please refer below pictures.

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Works fine here. Don't forget that the sharing settings can be configured on the individual SC level, so even if the org-wide settings allow anonymous sharing overall, some SC/ODFB libraries might not have the option available.

 

In my case, I can share just fine from my personal ODFB or from a generic SPO site. I get the same behavior as you when I try to share from a Comm site or Group/Team one. When I look at the settings of the corresponding SC though, I see this:

 

SharingCapability                        : ExistingExternalUserSharingOnly

 

So it seems working as expected.

What Vasil said.

In addition to this, all Office 365 groups default to Anyone link being off.

So you have to enable that in the Sharing Capabilities either through SPO Admin center, or Powershell via set-sposite "siteurl" -sharingcapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing
Yeah! I know this! Although my business OneDrive was greyed out this morning, but it’s fine now! Not sure if this was the case with the original post or what you said, but it must be a hell of a coincidence then :face_with_tears_of_joy:
Hi guys, Thank you all for the patients. I checked the odfb site's properties and found SharingCapability is set to Disable, maybe default value for that. When I set the value to ExternalUserAndGuestSharing by Set-SPOSite -Identity -SharingCapability ExternalUserAndGuestSharing It worked!
Per my knowledge, there is no GUI for setting the sharing option for personal odfb site, so the only way is to use PowerShell. Right?
I’ve never seen that option be disabled before on onedrive. Especially if sharing is set. Only ever seen it happen to group sites. All your onedrive sites are disabled?

@Chris Webb 

Not checked all, but maybe. After all, my tenant has been used for years. I have worked at AvePoint and tested a lot on my tenant, such as DocAve Online Central Admin. So perhaps I changed the settings then. 

Anyway, I already know why this happens. :)