Disallow Users to Stop OneDrive Backup

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From an Admin POV, I'm trying to find a way so that the users don't manage/stop the backup put in place for OneDrive. The "Stop Backup" for each folder shouldn't be available to the users or grayed out so they cannot stop the backup. 



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Prevent users from redirecting their Windows known folders to their PC


This setting forces users to keep their Documents, Pictures, and Desktop folders directed to OneDrive.

If you enable this setting, the Stop protecting button in the Set up protection of important folders window is disabled, and users receive an error if they try to stop syncing a known folder.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can choose to redirect their known folders back to their PC.


Enabling this policy sets the following registry key: