Would you like to learn how to use a group policy to configure OneDrive? In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a group policy to manage the OneDrive configuration automatically on all computers in the domain.

• Windows 2012 R2
• Windows 2016
• Windows 2019
• Windows 10
• Windows 7

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this Windows tutorial.

Every piece of hardware listed above can be found at Amazon website.

Tutorial GPO - Configure the OneDrive

On the domain controller, download the latest version of the OneDrive.

GPO - Onedrive

Double-click the application named ONEDRIVESETUP.

Perform the installation of the OneDrive software.

As an Administrator, start an elevated command-line.

Windows - Elevated command prompt

Access the ONEDRIVE application directory.

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Here is the command output.

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In our example, the OneDrive version installed was 21.073.0411.0002.

Access the directory named ADM and copy the ADMX file to the Policy definitions directory.

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Access the correct language subdirectory.

Copy the ADML files to the correct language directory inside the Policy definitions.

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The system offers the ADML files for multiple languages.

On the domain controller, open the group policy management tool.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Management

Create a new group policy.

Windows 2012 - Group Policy Objects

Enter a name for the new group policy.

Windows - Add GPO

In our example, the new GPO was named: MY-GPO.

On the Group Policy Management screen, expand the folder named Group Policy Objects.

Right-click your new Group Policy Object and select the Edit option.

Windows - Edit GPO

On the group policy editor screen, expand the Computer configuration folder and locate the following item.

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Here are the OneDrive configuration options.

GPO - Onedrive configuration

Perform the desired group policy configurations.

GPO - Configure onedrive

To save the group policy configuration, you need to close the Group Policy editor.

Congratulations! You have finished the GPO creation.

Tutorial GPO - Microsoft OneDrive

On the Group policy management screen, you need to right-click the Organizational Unit desired and select the option to link an existent GPO.

Windows-2012-Applocker application

In our example, we are going to link the group policy named MY-GPO to the root of the domain.

GPO- tutorial linking

After applying the GPO you need to wait for 10 or 20 minutes.

During this time the GPO will be replicated to other domain controllers.

In our example, we created a GPO to configure the Microsoft OneDrive.