OneDrive for Business is a cloud-based storage solution that allows users to store, share, and collaborate on files from anywhere. However, in some cases, an organization may want to disable OneDrive for Business access for licensed users. In this blog post, we will look at how to disable OneDrive for Business access for licensed users.
Access the SharePoint admin center
To disable OneDrive for Business access for licensed users, you need to access the SharePoint admin center. You can access this center by signing in to your Microsoft 365 admin center and selecting “Admin centers” > “SharePoint.”
Go to the “User profiles” page
Once you are in the SharePoint admin center, go to the “User profiles” page. You can find this page by selecting “More Features” > > “User profiles” from the left-hand navigation menu.
Modify the Manage User Permissions
In the “User profiles” page, you can edit the user profile properties. Select the user profile you want to disable OneDrive for Business access for and click on the “Edit” button and disable the OneDrive access. But to disable it for all users across tenant you can click on “Manage User Permissions”.
Select the Everyone except external users and uncheck “Create Personal Site (required for personal storage, newsfeed, and followed content)”
Click “Save” to apply the changes.
Verify the changes
To verify that the changes have been applied, go to the “OneDrive for Business” page in the SharePoint admin center. You can find this page by selecting “OneDrive” from the left-hand navigation menu. Select the user you disabled OneDrive for Business access for and verify that their access has been disabled.
Note: If a user already provisioned the OneDrive than above setting will disable the access for that user. You would need to revoke the access for that user.
Enable OneDrive for Business Access for all licensed users
Follow the same steps to enable the OneDrive for business access for licensed users,
And that’s it! You now know how to disable OneDrive for Business access for licensed users. This can be a useful feature for organizations that want to limit access to OneDrive for Business for some time.