Configure Sync Method

This policy setting configures the sync provider used by User Experience Virtualization (UE-V) to sync settings between users' computers. With Sync Method set to "SyncProvider," the UE-V Agent uses a built-in sync provider to keep user settings synchronized between the computer and the settings storage location. This is the default value. You can disable the sync provider on computers that never go offline and are always connected to the settings storage location.
When SyncMethod is set to "None," the UE-V Agent uses no sync provider. Settings are written directly to the settings storage location rather than being cached to sync later.
Set SyncMethod to "External" when an external synchronization engine is being deployed for settings sync. This could use OneDrive, Work Folders, SharePoint or any other engine that uses a local folder to synchronize data between users' computers. In this mode, UE-V writes settings data to the local folder specified in the settings storage path. These settings are then synchronized to other computers by an external synchronization engine. UE-V has no control over this synchronization. It only reads and writes the settings data when the normal UE-V triggers take place.
With notifications enabled, UE-V users receive a message when the settings sync is delayed. The notification delay policy setting defines the delay before a notification appears.
If you disable this policy setting, the sync provider is used to synchronize settings between computers and the settings storage location.
If you do not configure this policy setting, any defined values will be deleted.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Sync Method:


  1. SyncProvider
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration
    Value NameSyncMethod
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueSyncProvider
  2. None
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration
    Value NameSyncMethod
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueNone
  3. External
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration
    Value NameSyncMethod
    Value TypeREG_SZ
    ValueExternal

Enable notification
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration
Value NameSettingsImportNotifyEnabled
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value1
True Value1
False Value0
Notification delay (in seconds):

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\UEV\Agent\Configuration
Value NameSettingsImportNotifyDelayInSeconds
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value10
Min Value
Max Value4294967200

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