I can't find any good how-to about installing SharePoint 2013 on premise with One drive for business on premise too.

Is that something you ever went through ?

For example, do I need 0365 licences in order to use OneDrive ? Even if all keep local ? Does this is even possible ?


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OneDrive for Business is supposed to run in the Cloud of Office 365, and you really can’t configure OneDrive and sites links without a subscription. When you navigate to “Configure OneDrive and Sites links” <CentralAdminURL>/_admin/cloudconfiguration.aspx, the first information you get is sign up for Office 365. Without it you can’t use OneDrive for business.

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The only thing you can do without a subscription is to use a regular MySite Host Site Collection and configure MySite from your User profile Service Application.

Update Unfortunately Microsfot names your document library in the MySite "OneDrive for Business" which makes it even more confusing. But you can sync the library to a client computer within the same domain.

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  • Thanks for your answer, I just came out with that information. So I just need to set up MySites then ppl will be able to use OneDrive to sync documents
    – Nico
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 9:04
  • @Nico True. Here is more to read: What is OneDrive for Business and what does it do
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 9:10
  • Last year, I tried to set up MySites on existing SP 2013 (no SP1), installation. And I failed :( Do you have a complete walkthrough that could help me ? I mean, do I need specific SQL instance features, specific account, etc. ? Thanks for your help
    – Nico
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 9:16
  • @Nico Install SP1 and follow this guide step by step. It's for 2010, but works well for 2013: harbar.net/articles/sp2010ups.aspx
    – Benny Skogberg
    Commented Jun 1, 2015 at 9:18
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    Your guide is working perfectly ! Thank you ! User sync is working fine. Now I just need to get same features as ITG External Shareing, but for free ;)
    – Nico
    Commented Jun 3, 2015 at 9:28

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