Office 365 (OneDrive for Business) - Configure OneDrive for Business for Windows

This document describes how to install and configure OneDrive for Business (Windows) for a UW-Madison Office 365 account.


Important: Microsoft has updated OneDrive to work with UW-Madison's Office 365 implementation. You can now use either OneDrive or OneDrive for Business to connect your computer to your Office 365 account. There are differences between the two applications. Please review this information before deciding which client to use: Onedrive vs OneDrive for Business.

Select your version below:

  •  Office 2016 for Windows:
    • Note: These steps assume you have already installed Office 2016.

      Configure OneDrive for Business

      1. Log into Outlook on the web with the account you are going to configure within "OneDrive for Business."
      2. Open the app launcher tool in the top left of your Outlook on the web window as shown below.

        app launcher icon

      3. Select OneDrive.
      4. Copy the complete URL from within the address bar of your browser. You will use this link later. The format of the url will look like this (your account credential will be included instead of bbadger):

        https://uwprod-my.sharepoint.com/personal/bbadger_wisc_edu/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx

      5. Run OneDrive for Business.
      6. Enter the URL you copied from the previous step within the Which library do you want to sync? text box and click Sync.



  •  Office 2013 for Windows:
    • Note: These steps assume you have already installed Office 2013 - downloaded from within Outlook on the web.

      Download and Install registry update file

      •  Important: This update is required for OneDrive for Business when used with Office 2013. It runs on Windows 7/8 and includes the following changes/updates:
        • To enable modern authentication for any devices running Windows (for example on laptops and tablets) that have Microsoft Office 2013 installed, you need to set the following registry keys. This process is outlined below. The keys have to be set on each device that you want to enable for modern authentication:

          Registry key

          Type

          Value

          HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\EnableADAL

          REG_DWORD

          1

          HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Identity\Version

          REG_DWORD

          1

          The above registry keys allow Office 2013 apps to use multifactor authentication (MFA) with Office 365.


      Important: You will need administrator rights to your computer to update your registry. If you do not have these rights, contact your local administrator.

      1. Log into UW-Madison Campus Software Library using your NetID credentials.
      2. Within the "Productivity" section, click Microsoft Site License.
      3. Within the "Downloads | Microsoft Office Site License" section, click Windows - Office 365 Registry Update for Office 2013.
      4. Save/Run the file to your computer.
      5. A command box will appear which provides a status of the installation - it should state that two updates were successful.
      6. Press any key to quit out of the update.
      7. Restart your computer.

      Configure OneDrive for Business

      1. Log into Outlook on the web with the account you are going to configure within "OneDrive for Business."
      2. Open the app launcher tool in the top left of your Outlook on the web window as shown below.

        app launcher icon

      3. Select OneDrive.
      4. Copy the complete URL from within the address bar of your browser. You will use this link later. The format of the url will look like this (your account credential will be included instead of bbadger):

        https://uwprod-my.sharepoint.com/personal/bbadger_wisc_edu/Documents/Forms/All.aspx

      5. Run OneDrive for Business.
      6. Enter the URL you copied from the previous step within the Which library do you want to sync? text box and click Sync.

      Note: OneDrive for Business can be downloaded from: https://onedrive.live.com/about/download/.

      Click-to-run error

      If you receive the following error when you attempt to install "OneDrive for Business", then you are running the wrong version of Office 2013.

      onedrive click to run error

      Important: Administrative privileges is required to install/uninstall applications on your computer. If you do not have these rights, contact your local administrator.

      To fix this issue:

      1. Uninstall OneDrive for Business Sync Client.
      2. Uninstall Office 2013.
      3. Log into Outlook on the web.
      4. Click on the gear icon (Settings) and click Office 365 Settings.
      5. Click Software.
      6. Click Install button to install the latest version of Microsoft Office (currently version 2013).

        Note: If you want to install the preview version of Microsoft Office - 2016, click the Install button located under the "Try the next version of Office" section.

      7. Configure OneDrive for Business Sync Client for the version of Office installed: 2016 | 2013.


Other resources:

OneDrive for Business Help

See Also:




Keywords:microsoft office365 o365 configuration installation service accounts netid onedrive windows mac office 2016 2013 onedrive for business   Doc ID:44561
Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2014-10-29 11:31 CDTUpdated:2016-09-16 14:00 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Office 365
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