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Thursday, May 23, 2024

OneDrive Syncing only for domain-joined causing issue for AAD Machines

Allow Syncing only on computers joined to specific domains option is a starting point to block personal devices from syncing with the domain when the user doesn’t have a intune license. Once a user gains a license for conditional access policies they can start using the conditional access which will give more granularity like exclusions for example.

But at the same time if you have this tenant-level setting. Your Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined machines will start having OneDrive sync issues. you cannot simply turn off this feature and continue with conditional access. it will block One Drive for many devices if the One drive sync client is not running the latest version. this is what we have experienced so far.

You can see this tenant-level setting in Share Point Admin Center

Once you add the GUID. It places the GUID for SharePoint Tenant sync client restriction sync as well. It is just for your knowledge and troubleshooting purposes if someone has played around this setting.

Connect-SPOService -Url https://azure365pro-admin.sharepoint.com/

To allow the azure AD joined machine to sync you need to add this below registry for example to allow it to sync.

if you wish to use Powershell.

$guid = "df71ba47-0000-4747-0000-dad6f80424f1"
New-Item -ItemType Directory -Path "HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive" -Force
Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive" -Name "AADJMachineDomainGuid" -Value $guid -Force

Now there is another tenant-level setting for blocking unmanaged devices. The unmanaged device is not
an Intune managed compliant device or not an hybrid Azure AD joined device.

Satheshwaran Manoharan
Satheshwaran Manoharanhttps://www.azure365pro.com
Award-winning Technology Leader with a wealth of experience running large teams and diversified industry exposure in cloud computing. From shipping lines to rolling stocks.In-depth expertise in driving cloud adoption strategies and modernizing systems to cloud native. Specialized in Microsoft Cloud, DevOps, and Microsoft 365 Stack and conducted numerous successful projects worldwide. Also, Acting as a Technical Advisor for various start-ups.

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  1. Hi Satheshwaran,
    thanks for this possible solution, but i have one question. Have i to add now the Azure AD Tenant ID to this OneDriveSync SharePoint Rules and also to the regkey or which GUID i have to use. That is not clear for me.


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