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How do I globally disable SharePoint?

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SharePoint is included with our Plan A2 licenses and default site collections were automatically created for team sites, my site and search. We have absolutely no plans to utilize it, but I am seeing it appear in our environment.

The problem is the SharePoint sites are automatically set as a default save location in Office 2013 as shown in the included image. This confuses users as we have an on-premise installation of SharePoint and absolutely no need for Office 365 SharePoint.

The link is even created for users that are not assigned a SharePoint license. How can I disable SharePoint globally or at least prevent the link from appearing in Office 2013 clients.


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  • Hi tpullins,

    Based on my test, we can disable SharePoint site save location as below steps:
    1. From Registry Editor, browse to:
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet
    2. Create a new DWORD value of UseOnlineContent, Set the value of UseOnlineContent to 1.
    3. Re-open Office application.

    Thanks,
    Johnny Zhang

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  • Hi tpullins,

    Based on my test, we can disable SharePoint site save location as below steps:
    1. From Registry Editor, browse to:
    Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Internet
    2. Create a new DWORD value of UseOnlineContent, Set the value of UseOnlineContent to 1.
    3. Re-open Office application.

    Thanks,
    Johnny Zhang

  • This didn't work until I realized the correct value will be 0 instead of 1. Thank you.