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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By : Nate Chamberlain
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Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook

By: Nate Chamberlain

Overview of this book

Organizations across the world have switched to Office 365 to boost workplace productivity. However, to maximize investment in Office 365, you need to know how to efficiently administer Office 365 solutions. Microsoft Office 365 Administration Cookbook is packed with recipes to guide you through common and not-so-common administrative tasks throughout Office 365. Whether you’re administering a single app such as SharePoint or organization-wide Security & Compliance across Office 365, this cookbook offers a variety of recipes that you’ll want to have to hand. The book begins by covering essential setup and administration tasks. You’ll learn how to manage permissions for users and user groups along with automating routine admin tasks using PowerShell. You’ll then progress through to managing core Office 365 services such as Exchange Online, OneDrive, SharePoint Online, and Azure Active Directory (AD). This book also features recipes that’ll help you to manage newer services such as Microsoft Search, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams. In the final chapters, you’ll delve into monitoring, reporting, and securing your Office 365 services. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned about managing individual Office 365 services along with monitoring, securing, and optimizing your entire Office 365 deployment efficiently.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Chapter 14: Appendix – Office 365 Subscriptions and Licenses

Enabling the local syncing of files

This recipe will demonstrate how you can allow/disallow the syncing of OneDrive files from online to local machines. Note that this affects SharePoint sync abilities as well.

Getting ready

You must be a global or SharePoint administrator to access the OneDrive admin center.

How to do it…

  1. Go to
  2. Select Sync from the left-side navigation menu:

    Figure 6.1 – The Sync option in the left-hand navigation menu of the OneDrive admin center

  3. Choose how you want users to be able to sync files from your organization by checking/unchecking the first box, labeled Show the Sync button on the OneDrive website:

    Figure 6.2 – Option to show the Sync button for OneDrive enabled

  4. Click Save.

How it works…

You've just ensured users will see the Sync button on their OneDrive sites. Once you've made sure that the Sync button is visible for users (and device management...