PowerShell – Limit OneDrive4Business Synchronization to certain AD Domains

March 29, 2019

In the Onedrive4Business Admin Portal you can define which user that are part of a certain AD Domain are allowed to sync.

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Solution :

You need to get the AD GUID’s first using the PowerShell Get-ADDomain Cmdlet.

See here on how to.

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Enter the GUID’s and save it.

And choose to Block MAC devices if needed.

Enjoy !


Office365 – Onedrive4Business Storage Limits Report

February 25, 2019

Once in a while you may get an E-mail notification from SharePoint that a user has nearly reached the storage limits.

Which is set at 1 Terrbyte ?

In our case there was something weird going on… We had a user that reported a Mail Archive file (PST) of 278 Gb large ?

While the maximum size of a PST is 50 GB

After deleting it and removing it from the Recycle Bin, the problem was solved Smile

How to check the storage size on OneDrive4Business

Solution :

Go to the storman.aspx page :

https://YourTenant-my.sharepoint.com/personal/Account_Name_YourOrganization_com/_layouts/15/storman.aspx

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Enjoy !


SharePoint – Enable Special Characters for OneDrive4Business Sync

November 14, 2017

When you have users that have Errors syncing file using the latest OD4B client.

It might be that there are some special characters like # and %.

That are in the file name, and are not supported by default.

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SOLUTION :

Connect to the SharePoint Online Management Shell Using PowerShell.

These commands require version 16.0.6323.1200 of the SharePoint Online Management Shell or greater.

Run this command to see the current status

Get-SPOTenant

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When you see NoPreference, you need to run this command.

Set-SPOTenant -SpecialCharactersStateInFileFolderNames Allowed

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Keep in mind that it will about 2 hours or more before it gets active ….

If it still does not work you can run this procedure to force it :

If OneDrive sync seems to be stuck for a long time and nothing else is working, try a reset.

Be aware that resetting OneDrive re-syncs all your OneDrive files, which could take some time depending on how many files you’re syncing.
Press  WinKey + R

In the Run window, enter: %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\onedrive.exe /reset

After reset the OneDrive, files with special characters (# %) were synced properly.

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PS : See here for more info

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/New-support-for-and-in-SharePoint-Online-and-OneDrive-for/ba-p/60357

Enjoy !