Need to hide the sync button for all SharePoint Online Site Collections

Dhamley 31 Reputation points
2022-05-09T20:27:13.407+00:00

Hi Team

I am looking for a script where it could hide the sync button for all SharePoint Online Site Collections in office 365
Could any please help me ....

Thanks in advance !

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  1. Jinwei Li-MSFT 4,726 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-05-10T06:29:44.243+00:00

    Hi @Dhamley ,

    There is no direct tenant settings to remove Sync icon from all sites or newly created site. You could use CSOM PowerShell to solve it.

    PowerShell commands:

    #Load SharePoint CSOM Assemblies  
    Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.dll"  
    Add-Type -Path "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\16\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.Runtime.dll"  
      
    Function Disable-SPOSyncButton([String]$SiteURL)  
    {   
        Try{  
            #Setup the context  
            $Ctx = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.ClientContext($SiteURL)  
            $Ctx.Credentials = $Credentials  
       
            #Get the Web and Sub Sites  
            $Web = $Ctx.Web  
            $Ctx.Load($Web)  
            $Ctx.Load($Web.Webs)  
            $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()  
       
            $Web.ExcludeFromOfflineClient=$true  
            $Web.Update()  
            $Ctx.ExecuteQuery()  
            Write-Host -f Green "Sync Button is Disabled for the Site:" $($SiteURL)  
       
            #Iterate through each subsite of the current web  
            ForEach ($Subweb in $Ctx.Web.Webs)  
            {  
                #Call the function recursively  
                Disable-SPOSyncButton -SiteURL $Subweb.url  
            }  
        }  
        Catch {  
            write-host -f Red "Error Disabling Sync Button!" $_.Exception.Message  
        }  
    }  
       
    #Set parameter values  
    $SiteURL="https://crescent.sharepoint.com/"  
       
    #Get Credentials to connect  
    $Cred= Get-Credential  
    $Credentials = New-Object Microsoft.SharePoint.Client.SharePointOnlineCredentials($Cred.Username, $Cred.Password)  
       
    #Call the function  
    Disable-SPOSyncButton -SiteURL $SiteURL  
    

    References:

    PowerShell to Remove Sync Button in All Sites of the Site Collection
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  2. Adam Bilski 21 Reputation points
    2022-10-21T10:50:38.8+00:00

    Hi @Jinwei Li-MSFT ,

    I've tried using your solution but it just wont do it for all sites, it will only do it for the site url chosen:

    Call the function

    Disable-SPOSyncButton -SiteURL $SiteURL
    cmdlet Get-Credential at command pipeline position 1
    Supply values for the following parameters:
    Sync Button is Disabled for the Site: https://contoso.sharepoint.com/

    and then it stops, any idea ?

    Thanks,
    Adam

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