Turn off Program Inventory

This policy controls the state of the Program Inventory collector in the system.

The PDU inventories programs and files on the system and sends information about those files to Microsoft. This information is used to help associate files to programs and diagnose application compatibility problems.

The PDU is on by default.

If you enable this policy setting, inventory collection will be turned off and data will not be sent to Microsoft. Enabling this setting also disables collection of installation data through PCA.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, inventory collection will be turned on.


Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat
Value NameDisableInventory
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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