Group Policy : Disable OneDrive

If you’re using Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, or Education, the easiest way to disable and hide OneDrive is by using a group policy object in your active directory environment. This will allow you to disable OneDrive on several computers in just a few clicks.

Inside of File Explorer, an icon for OneDrive will be in the Navigation pane.


An icon for OneDrive will be in the taskbar.

To disable OneDrive using group policy, first logon to a domain controller or a computer with RSAT installed. Next, navigate to our Group Policy Management inside of Administrative Tools. Next, navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive. Once inside of the OneDrive folder, right click on the policy titled Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage.

Once inside Enable the policy then select Apply and OK. Last apply the policy to the policy to the desired organizational unit.


To apply the new setting to the computer, restart the machine or run gpupdate /force. To furhter verify the policy is being applied, run gpresult /r