Limit the sync app upload rate to a percentage of throughput

This setting lets you balance the performance of different upload tasks on a computer by specifying the percentage of the computer's upload throughput that the OneDrive sync app (OneDrive.exe) can use to upload files. Setting this as a percentage lets the sync app respond to both increases and decreases in throughput. The lower the percentage you set, the slower files will upload. We recommend a value of 50% or higher. The sync app will periodically upload without restriction for one minute and then slow down to the upload percentage you set. This lets small files upload quickly while preventing large uploads from dominating the computer's upload throughput.

If you enable this setting, computers will use the percentage of upload throughput that you specify when uploading files to OneDrive, and users will not be able to change it.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users can choose to limit the upload rate to a fixed value (in KB/second), or set it to "Adjust automatically" which will use 70% of upload throughput to respond to increases and decreases in throughput.

Important: If you enable or disable this setting, and then change it back to Not Configured, the last configuration will remain in effect. We recommend enabling this setting instead of "Limit the sync app upload speed to a fixed rate" to limit the upload rate. You should not enable both settings at the same time.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Select the maximum percentage of bandwidth to take up when uploading files.

Valid values are from 10 - 99.


Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\OneDrive
Value NameAutomaticUploadBandwidthPercentage
Default Value70
Min Value10
Max Value99


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