Disable Sharepoint Online Personal Site

Earlier, I published how to disable ondrive for business on an Office 365 tenant. I got mixed reactions and one was like “why not disable the personal site while you’re at it?” LOL!

Well then.. here it goes after some digging it turned out to be not as simple.

Sharepoint personal sites are, well, sharepoint sites. And an admin can disable it, on a per user level. But as it turns out, it’s a bit more challenging (read:powershell) to disable for all users. Second challenge is if the personal site already has content, an admin would need to clean up the site before deleting.

Disabling personal site is by way of logging in as administrator then administering Sharepoint.

And then.. we click Manage User Permissions…

And uncheck Create Personal Site. That should disable it… for “Everyone”, with an empty personal site. So this would be best done for all users before they even learn that they have a personal site 😀





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