Group policies OneDrive sync

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Super Contributor

Hello,

 

A set of available group policies is defined on https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Use-Group-Policy-to-control-OneDrive-sync-client-settings-0...

 

Will the following two be added somewhere in the future?

 

- set the default value for OnDemand sync

- set the maximum local storage that the sync tool can use

 

Ideally on our shared pc's we only want to allow on demand and no syncing at all.

 

 

Thanks,

 

Bart

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@Bart Vermeersch wrote:

Ideally on our shared pc's we only want to allow on demand and no syncing at all.


But after you open an on demand file it will be synced anyway...

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I guess so, but by setting a maximum storage we could try to manage it somehow.

 

It would make the ondemand sync tool the Windows Explorer view on your OneDrive :)

 

Bart

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I agree with the keeping the redirect as a standard option and not allowing the sync.  Looking for one drive settings to work with VDI.   Trying to keep the profiles and redirected folders as light as possible.  I realize that when someone opens a file it downloads much like opening a attachment in a email, but I would like that to be temporary while they are working on it.

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Hi zz_Admin-John Ford. Have you considered mapping a drive instead? This would give you a similar kind of behaviour that you are looking for in that only the files being worked on will consume local storage space.