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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

Restricting local syncing to PCs on specific domains

In this recipe, we'll get more granular and make sure only users attempting to sync their OneDrive from specific domain addresses can do so. 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 6.3 – The Sync option in the left-hand navigation menu of the OneDrive admin center

  3. Check the second checkbox, labeled Allow syncing only on PCs joined to specific domains. Enter the GUIDs for allowed domains in the box that appears (one per line, as directed):

    Figure 6.4 – The Sync option for allowing syncing on devices joined to specific domains

  4. Click Save.

How it works…

In this recipe, you configured the sync settings in the OneDrive admin center to only allow syncing...