Get started with OMS Device Health


Anyone need telemetry data for win10 computers?

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/update/device-health-get-started

 

Want the info with better reports and less overhead?

This easily replaces SCOM Agentless Exception Monitoring

 

OMS is technically free, why not get insights into client side problems?

 

 

Overview

Validate Telemetry Setting

Get CommercialID from OMS

Configure Deployment Script

Run Deployment Script

Verify OMS

 

 

Check Win10 Telemetry setting

Configure Telemetry Data link

 

FYI - Telemetry level can be managed via SCCM/MDM/Intune and/or GPO

 

Enhanced Telemetry (2) sends less data (not full crash dumps like Full)

The normal upload range for the Enhanced telemetry level is between 239 KB - 348 KB per day, per device.

 

Settings Explained

 

 

 

Verify Telemetry setting

My default Win10 setting was 3 based on setup wizard options

 

 

 

Retrieve CommercialID from OMS

Go to Settings (Cog at the top right hand corner)

Then Click on Connected Sources, Windows Telemetry

Copy the Commercial ID Key

 

 

 

 

Set up Deployment Script

Download the Deployment Script link

In my lab example, save script to Win10 client in C:\UpgradeAnalytics

 

Update the Deployment RunConfig.bat file

From Docs.Microsoft.com:

The Pilot folder contains advanced logging that can help troubleshoot issues and is intended to be run from an elevated command prompt.

 

Edit RunConfig.bat in Notepad, add your Commercial ID into the 'set commercialIDValue' line

Change the logPath as well if you have a preferred logging location

 

Run script and verify Registry keys

Set up command window as system

Don't forget psexec from sysinternals tool

psexec -s cmd.exe

cd UpgradeAnalytics\Deployment

runConfig.bat

 

Example output

 

Verify Registry

Registry key paths depending on how these are set with SCCM/MDM/Intune vs. GPO

        $vCommercialIDPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection"
        $GPOCommercialIDPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection"

 

 

 

Add Device Health Solution to OMS

Add Device Health as part of the Windows Analytics suite

NOTE Windows Analytics suite includes Upgrade Readiness and Update Compliance

 

 

Wait 2 days and see what shows up as devices check in

 

Clicking on Device Health pane

 

Added Bonus - once you configure the deployment script, the other two Windows Analytics tools are ready for consumption - Upgrade Readiness and Update Compliance

 

 

Requirements

OMS subscription

Win10 clients have HTTPS access to Microsoft hosts (see Endpoints in Configure Telemetry link below)

 

 

References

Windows Analytics link
Upgrade Readiness link
Upgrade Readiness Script V2 link
Upgrade Readiness Script Original link
Configure Telemetry link

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