Microsoft OneDrive Corporate Implementation

Our Microsoft OneDrive Corporate Implementation tips have been tested in real-world business environments and can be used to achieve the objectives listed below.

Microsoft OneDrive Consumer – Disconnect

At this point, we’re assuming OneDrive (Consumer) and OneDrive for Business are both configured on a business workstation. This produces two icons in Windows File Explorer. OneDrive (Consumer) will be listed as “OneDrive” and OneDrive for Business will be listed as “OneDrive – [company name]

  1. OneDrive (Consumer) – Using the OneDrive icon (White Cloud) in the notification area – Uncheck “Start OneDrive automatically” and unlink OneDrive
  2. Reboot
  3. Stop OneDrive (32-bit) within Windows Task Manager
  4. OneDrive (Consumer) – Rename the OneDrive folder on the workstation (c:users%username%OneDrive) to “OneDrive Consumer – Backup”, to act as a backup
  5. OneDrive (Consumer) – Hide the OneDrive icon from Windows File Explorer:  regedit > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} > System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree > set value to 0

[Note:  If hard drive space is a concern, replace step #4, opting instead to delete the folder and then selectively sync your data using steps within this post. Before deleting any files, ensure that they have been successfully synced to the cloud or they have been backed up elsewhere. ]