Tony Ruscoe, over at blogoscoped has disabled GDrive on his account by changing the value of the service parameter in Google Apps to “www10”.
What I discovered today was that Google Apps accounts allow you to change the query string parameter on the page where you can disable services. By changing the “service” parameter, I was given the option to disable GDrive on my account (even though it wasn’t currently enabled):
For anyone with their own Google Apps domain, you can try the following URL after replacing “example.com” with your own domain and signing in:
(Note: This also works for YouTube – service=youtube – and Google Video – service=videoonline – even though those services aren’t readily available to Google Apps accounts.)
In May this year, after being redirected from www10.google.com and prompted to sign in to a service called WWW10, I asked on my blog, “What is Google WWW10?” Upon further inspection, visiting www10.google.com tries to set the following cookie in the 302 response header:
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