Onedrive for Business’s client, the new Next Generation Sync client, is awesome. Obviously.
So you want it on your devices, but Microsoft distributes it as .exe. Nasty, because I want to manage Windows 10 as mobile devices through Intune, and that only allowes me to distribute as MSI.
I created an MSI for Onedrive for Business’s Next Generation Client using Advanced Installer. Because I’m not allowed to redistribute Microsoft’s .exe, this MSI downloads the .exe from Microsoft’s website, it uses /silent and /takeover as installation switches. Continue reading Deploying the new Onedrive Next Generation Sync client as MSI through Intune to Windows 10
I’ve been ‘mentioning’ it a few times here and there, wasn’t allowed to say too much….but now it is finally public, coming before the end of the year Onedrive will have a sync on demand feature, no longer requiring local storage on your device!
It will allow all of us OnedriveMapper users to switch to a fully supported Microsoft solution for Windows 10 users.
Quirky thing is, Windows 7 and 2008 / 2012 R2 are not in scope. Possibly another good one to vote on at uservoice 🙂
Note: O365Undo is also free and can probably help you fix your crytolocker problem more precisely as it is the next version of O365AntiCryptoLocker
At OGD we sometimes have to deal with users that got infected with CryptoLockers and have both automated and controlled systems in place to prevent damage or restore data to any fileshares. An infection on Sharepoint Online or Onedrive has not yet happened, but eventually it of course will and I like to fix things before they break.
As Sharepoint Online and Onedrive for Business natively use versioning on files, you basically have no real risk of losing data to Cryptolockers, your RPO (Restore Point Objective) is 0. However, restoring the previous versions of files is quite a lot of work if done manually, so your RTO (Restore Time Objective) could be weeks or more.
Unless of course, you use Powershell. I’ve written a script that will restore the most current previous version of any file in a given Document Library.
Example usage for a Onedrive site:
.\O365AntiCryptoLocker.ps1 -siteURL "https://o365mig-my.sharepoint.com/personal/test1_o365mig_onmicrosoft_com" -login "mylogin" -password "mypassword" -libraryTitle "Documents"
Or for a Sharepoint Online Site:
.\O365AntiCryptoLocker.ps1 -siteURL "https://o365mig.sharepoint.com/site1" -login "mylogin" -password "mypassword" -libraryTitle "Documents"
You’ll need the Sharepoint Client Components installed, and you’ll have to have sufficient permissions on the library and its files.
Version 0.9 of O365Migrator is now available as a free download.
What was changed?
- Differential transfer: upload only changed/new files. (does not process renames, moves and deletes yet!)
- Subfolder targeting: upload to a specific subfolder instead of the root if specified
- Better library name detection when admin and user have different language settings
You can find the new version here.
This is the second post in a series about moving to Onedrive for Business and/or Sharepoint Online from traditional fileshares and/or homedirectories, in bulk, without user interaction.
- Making your data compliant with Office 365 standards, and keeping it that way
- Moving the data (in bulk)
- User and endpoint transitioning
Many of my employer’s clients are transitioning to a Cloud First IT model. Think triple A, work anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
In the previous post, we’ve talked about requirements, making your data compliant and essentially preparing your environment for migration. Now that you’ve done that, your data should be in a more or less consistent state, it’s time to move it to the cloud!
Continue reading Migrating files and folders to Onedrive for Business and Sharepoint Online without user interaction part 2