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On demand sync not available when using onedrive on Windows Server 2016

I have installed OneDrive on Windows Server 2016 and it works.

But the on-demand sync option is not available when right clicking on a folder/file.

The Save space and download files as you need them option in settings is missing.

The OneDrive version says 17.3.7131.1115 (the last version and same as the one I have on my Windows 10 PC)

Anyone ?
David D
David D
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
May I ask why, specifically, you are installing onedrive on a server? It isn't a normal configuration.
David DAuthor Commented:
Because I use remote desktop, and this is a normal configuration
Cliff GaliherCommented:
I figured. Onedrive sync is NOT supported on remote desktop even without on-demand.

And on-demand is only lit up on Win10 1709

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Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Files on demand is a Desktop-only feature, afaik. It relies on OS-side bits that are not present in Server OSes. There's a long-standing UserVoice item for this though, the more votes it gets the better the chances it will land on other OSes. Go vote here: https://onedrive.uservoice.com/forums/262982-onedrive/suggestions/19323109-onedrive-files-on-demand-for-non-windows-10-window
David DAuthor Commented:
Yes, it makes sense in good MS tradition that they focus on competing OS'es.

That's what killed Windows Phone also. Thumbs up for MS.

And how can this rely on OS-side bits that are not present in Windows Server 2016. Everything else works. And this also makes sense when MS have something called remote desktop so that people can use Windows Server to run desktop programs, or not????

BTW: The OneDrive client is exactly the same as on Windows 10 (latest build)
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