RachelW
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OneDrive - auto connect/login

Hello, 

We are trying to get OneDrive to "work" on a Windows 10 non-persistent Horizon desktop.  And by "work" I mean when a user logs into a desktop, OneDrive auto connects to THEIR OneDrive "folder" without having to go through the login/connection settings each time.  I started looking at UEM to see if UEM will capture the information I need.  Currently my config file for OneDrive looks like the screen shot below and attached.  What should the config file look like to capture the user's information for OneDrive?  OR is there another way of doing this with GPO, etc.??

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Thank you!

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Mickeybyte
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The best way to do this in non-persistent VDI environment is to use FSLogix Office containers to store OneDrive cache and configuration. Using FSLogix you don't even have to create or store any OneDrive configuration in DEM.

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Mickeybyte
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RachelW
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HI @Mickeybyte ,

THank you for the quick response.

I had a feeling FSLogix was going to be a recommendation.  I tried to use FSLogix for Teams and Office but the container files for each user was much too large for use to store. 🙂

Rachel 

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Mickeybyte
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@RachelW 

It shouldn't be that much more data than when you capture the same data with DEM and it's much easier to handle and faster to login (no need to copy all data data to the VDI at login). You did change the default allocation of the VHDX to dynamic, did you? 

Nevertheless, the Registry keys containing the user information are located at HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\OneDrive\Accounts and some files located in %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive (not sure if you all need to save them)

You'll also have to capture the OneDrive folder location where the files are stored otherwise you'll get an error at each login saying the OneDrive folder doesn't exist. 

 

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Mickeybyte
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RachelW
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@Mickeybyte ,

Your question was: "You did change the default allocation of the VHDX to dynamic, did you?"

My answer is: Well, I am not sure what that means so possibly not.

So, would I use the Registry keys with UEM/DEM - add them to the OneDrive config file? 

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Mickeybyte
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@RachelW ,

With Dynamic allocation the VHDX container will start around 300Mb and grow as new data is entered in the container. If you don't enable this, the inital container will be 30GB (or whatever maximum size you've set in the GPO settings) even if there's no data in it.

Dynamic allocation doesn't mean it will also shrink if data is removed, but "free space" will be reused before the VHDX is further extended in size. There are also tools available that you can use to regularly shrink all your VHDX files by removing the free space from it, defragging and reducing the size of the container file.

Concerning the registry keys, you can add them to the existing OneDrive config in DEM.

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Mickeybyte
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