Allow Telemetry

This policy setting determines the highest level of Windows diagnostic data sent to Microsoft. By configuring this setting, you're not stopping people from changing their Telemetry Settings; however, you are stopping them from choosing a higher level than you've set for the organization. The Windows 10 diagnostics data settings only apply to the Windows operating system and apps included with Windows. These settings don't apply to third-party apps running on Windows 10.

If you enable this setting, you can decide what level of diagnostic data to send to Microsoft, including:

- 0 (Security). Sends only a minimal amount of data to Microsoft, required to help keep Windows secure. Windows security components, such as the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) and Windows Defender may send data to Microsoft at this level, if enabled. Setting a value of 0 applies to devices running Enterprise, Education, IoT, or Windows Server editions only. Setting a value of 0 for other editions is equivalent to setting a value of 1.
- 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.
- 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.
- 3 (Full). Sends the same data as a value of 2, plus advanced diagnostics data used to diagnose and fix problems with devices, including the files and content that may have caused a problem with the device.

If you disable or don't configure this policy setting, telemetry settings can be configured individually 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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