Force Outlook to connect to Office 365

If you have an internal Exchange server powered on, and you have migrated to Office 365, you might see some Outlook clients (2016/365) having issues.

To try to fix the issue and force the connection to Office 365 instead of the internal server, you can try adding this registry key:

Path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover

Value: ExcludeScpLookup


Data: 1

This way, the domain-joined clients will not be able to ask Active Directory an SCP entry and directly query the AutoDiscover (which should be fine, if you migrated to Office 365, as it’s one of the requirements).

Enable Known Folder Move using regedit – OneDrive

Known Folder Move is a “new” functionality in OneDrive that enables you to seamlessly recreate the same user experience across multiple devices .

Expecially useful in a Windows Virtual Desktop / VDI environment, it automatically syncs all the “Known Folders” (Desktop, Documents, Pictures etc.) when a user logs in.

To enable it via Registry Editor you’ll first have to get your tenant ID. Find it here under “Directory ID”:

Then you can proceed to create a new string value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive

Name: KFMSilentOptIn

Value: Insert your Office 365 Tenant ID