Configure hybrid OneDrive for Business - roadmap


Applies to: OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2016-12-16

Summary: Learn how to configure hybrid OneDrive for Business with Office 365.

This article provides the roadmap for configuring OneDrive for Business hybrid, which allows your users to use OneDrive for Business in Office 365 with SharePoint Server 2013.

Follow these steps in the order shown. If you already completed a step when you did a different roadmap, skip that step and go to the next.


Step Description

1. Configure Office 365 for SharePoint hybrid

Configure your Office 365 tenant for a hybrid environment, including registering your domain, configuring UPN suffixes, and synchronizing your user accounts.

2. Set up SharePoint services for hybrid environments

Configure the needed SharePoint services for hybrid search, including User Profiles, MySites, and the Application Management service.

3. Install Service Pack 1 for SharePoint Server 2013

Be sure you've installed at least Service Pack 1 on your SharePoint Server far or the OneDrive for Business redirect option will not be available.

4. Redirect OneDrive for Business users to Office 365

Configure hybrid OneDrive for Business in the SharePoint Central Administration website.

5. Quick test

Check to make sure OneDrive for Business is being redirected to Office 365:

  1. Log in to a SharePoint Server 2013 as a regular user. (Be sure you're a member of the correct audience if you used audiences.)

  2. Click OneDrive at the top of the page.

  3. The URL in the browser address bar should change from that of your on-premises farm, to the personal site URL of SharePoint Online.