Prevent users from contacting Microsoft directly

The OneDrive sync app (OneDrive.exe) allows users to contact Microsoft directly from within the app. Users can:

  • Create a support ticket by selecting Get help and then selecting the Contact support link in the help pane.
  • Send positive or negative feedback directly to Microsoft by selecting Send feedback.

The Get help and Send feedback commands

As a global or SharePoint admin in Microsoft 365, you might want to disable these support features to prevent people in your organization from contacting Microsoft directly.

If you disable these features, users can still select Get help to view help articles, but the Contact support link will no longer appear. The Send feedback command will be replaced with a Feedback command that opens the OneDrive UserVoice page in a web browser so users can view and provide feature suggestions.

Note

Microsoft will be moving from UserVoice to our own customer feedback solution on a product-by-product basis during 2021. Learn more.

The following screenshots show the changes after you disable the support features.

The Get help and Feedback commands

The help pane

Note

If you disable "Contact support" and "Send feedback" but allow users to sync personal accounts, they can still contact support and send feedback directly to Microsoft from the OneDrive sync app when they're signed in with their personal account.

Disable "Contact support" and "Send feedback" in Windows

To disable these features in Windows, you can:

Use PowerShell

  1. Download the latest SharePoint Online Management Shell.

    Note

    If you installed a previous version of the SharePoint Online Management Shell, go to Add or remove programs and uninstall "SharePoint Online Management Shell."

  2. Connect to SharePoint as a global admin or SharePoint admin in Microsoft 365. To learn how, see Getting started with SharePoint Online Management Shell.

  3. Run the following command:

    Set-SPOTenantSyncClientRestriction -DisableReportProblemDialog $true
    

Edit the registry

Follow these steps to disable the features on a PC by editing the registry.

Important

Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

  1. In Registry Editor, locate the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OneDrive

  2. Right-click OneDrive, select New, and then select DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Enter DisableReportProblemDialog for the name.

  4. Right-click the new registry key, enter 1 for Value data, and then select OK.

Disable "Contact support" and "Send feedback" on Mac

To disable the features in the OneDrive sync app for Mac, add a preference to defaults.

For the standalone Mac sync app: defaults write com.microsoft.OneDrive DisableReportProblemDialog 1

For the Mac sync app installed through the Mac App Store:

defaults write com.microsoft.OneDrive-mac DisableReportProblemDialog 1