We have sharepoint on-premises 2013, and i want to be able to sync documents inside the sharepoint document libraries with my PC. so from this link https://support.office.com/en-us/article/OneDrive-desktop-app-for-Windows-850703dd-ea56-4c7a-bff5-6c2e4da227cf i download the OneDrive client application to my Windows 7 PC. when i first open "OneDrive" client application, i was asked to sign in.. so i thought i need to provide my domain username and password.. but seems i need to have a Microsoft account to use the OneDrvie .. now in our case we have sharepoint on-premises. so does this mean that each user should have a Microsoft account to use the OneDrive client application ?


You cannot use the OneDrive client for on-premises SharePoint. Instead, you must use the OneDrive for Business client that is shipped as part of Office 2013.

  • thanso for the reply ..can you please provide the exact official names for these so i can know exactly which program to use? now the intend for us it to have a client application which allow users to Sync sharepoint documents with their PCs... so they can read/edit the documents even if they are offline.. now i usually use the old application which is "SharePoint workspace" and it is working with sharepoint 2013 on-premises .. but i need to start using OneDrive instead ... – john Gu Nov 1 '17 at 0:51
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    OneDrive for Business is the name. You can run an add components to Office to install it. – Trevor Seward Nov 1 '17 at 0:53
  • ok thanks for the reply.. so should it work in a similar way as the old version which is Sharepoint workspace ?? or for our users to use the OneDrvie for business client application, i need to do extra work on the farm ? – john Gu Nov 1 '17 at 10:36
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    No additional work on the farm is required once they have the client installed. – Trevor Seward Nov 1 '17 at 14:35

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