Allow Telemetry

This policy setting determines the amount of Windows diagnostic data sent to Microsoft. A value of 0 (Security) will send minimal data to Microsoft to keep Windows secure. Windows security components such as Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and Windows Defender may send data to Microsoft at this level if they are enabled. Setting a value of 0 applies to Enterprise, EDU, IoT and Server devices only. Setting a value of 0 for other devices is equivalent to setting a value of 1.

A value of 1 (Basic) sends the same data as a value of 0, plus a very limited amount of diagnostic data such as basic device info, quality-related data, and app compatibility info. Note that setting values of 0 or 1 will degrade certain experiences on the device.

A value of 2 (Enhanced) sends the same data as a value of 1, plus additional data such as how Windows, Windows Server, System Center, and apps are used, how they perform, and advanced reliability data.

A value of 3 (Full) sends the same data as a value of 2, plus advanced diagnostics data used to diagnose and fix problems with devices, which can include the files and content that may have caused a problem with the device.

Windows 10 diagnostics data settings applies to the Windows operating system and apps included with Windows. This setting does not apply to third party apps running on Windows 10.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users can configure the Telemetry level in Settings.


Supported on: At least Windows 10 Server, Windows 10 or Windows 10 RT



  1. 0 - Security [Enterprise Only]
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
    Value NameAllowTelemetry
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. 1 - Basic
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
    Value NameAllowTelemetry
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. 2 - Enhanced
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
    Value NameAllowTelemetry
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. 3 - Full
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
    Value NameAllowTelemetry
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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