Step-by-Step: WVD (ARM) Install OneDrive Per-Machine

By default, the OneDrive sync client installs per user on Windows, meaning OneDrive.exe needs to be installed for each user account on the PC under the %localappdata% folder. With the new per-machine installation option, you can install OneDrive under the “Program Files (x86)” directory, meaning all profiles on the computer will use the same OneDrive.exe binary.

Video Walk-through

Step-by-Step Guide:

You can download the new per-machine version of OneDrive below:

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=2083517

Make sure to re-install the application by using the following command.

OneDriveSetup.exe /allusers

Also, when running this on a multi-session environment, this means that on that same session host, all the different user-profile – OneDrive versions will update simultaneously – which can get messy in terms of network throughput. This is also solved with the per-machine version.

The per-machine version will update itself by a service/account which injects itself during the installation. Therefore, you always need to run the installation as local administrator with UAC privileges.

OneDrive Known Folder Move – modernize your profile

Recently, the OneDrive team added Known Folder Move functionality support to OneDrive, which is very useful to create the same end-user experience for our users on Windows Virtual Desktop as they would have on a Modern Desktop with all profile folders, such as My Documents, Pictures, Favorites, Desktop, etc. redirected to OneDrive.

Also, with the use of OneDrive Files On-Demand, you’ll be able to save storage space from your profile folders due to the possibility to work with tiering for your hot and cold data.

While using Known Folder Move on different devices or VDI environments in conjunction with the same OneDrive account. You ensure to always have your Office 365 documents on the same location, everywhere you go! Even on your mobile device, without any notice 😊

Activating Kown Folder Move is relatively easy. You can use the manual approach by opening the OneDrive client from the Start menu and click on Update Folders.

You can also use the automated approach

Enabling this policy sets the following registry keys:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive]"KFMSilentOptIn"="1111-2222-3333-4444"
(where “1111-2222-3333-4444” is the AzureAD Directory – tenant ID, which you can find in the Azure Portal – under the properties menu of your Azure AD tenant)

In the end, your profile folders will look like this, and are completely in sync with your OneDrive account.

The content on this blog is copied from Christiaan Brinkhoff’s blog

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