Azure Log Analytics for Windows Telemetry data


 

 

I blogged about this last year here

 

 

As best practice, the Upgrade Analytics script checks for far more than just injecting the workspace key and telemetry value.

 

 

FYI - This could also be managed in an SCCM Compliance setting.

Paul Fitzgerald - Platform PFE blogged about a non SCCM method here

 

 

Assess requirements for environment:

 

Barebones configuration requires Commercial ID, allow telemetry, and level of telemetry data to send

Optional - Create key for IEDataOptIn

Send data to Application Insights

Customer proxy setup

 

 

Script has 11 parameters specified, not all are needed (excerpt below from script)

Param(
# run mode (Deployment or Pilot)
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, Position=1)]
[string]$runMode,

# File share to store logs
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, Position=2)]
[string]$logPath,

# Commercial ID provided to you
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, Position=3)]
[string]$commercialIDValue,

# logMode == 0 log to console only
# logMode == 1 log to file and console
# logMode == 2 log to file only
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true, Position=4)]
[string]$logMode,

#To enable IE data, set AllowIEData=IEDataOptIn and set IEOptInLevel
[Parameter(Position=5)]
[string]$AllowIEData,

#IEOptInLevel = 0 Internet Explorer data collection is disabled
#IEOptInLevel = 1 Data collection is enabled for sites in the Local intranet + Trusted sites + Machine local zones
#IEOptInLevel = 2 Data collection is enabled for sites in the Internet + Restricted sites zones
#IEOptInLevel = 3 Data collection is enabled for all sites
[Parameter(Position=6)]
[string]$IEOptInLevel,

[Parameter(Position=7)]
[string]$AppInsightsOptIn,

[Parameter(Position=8)]
[string]$NoOfAppraiserRetries = 30,

[Parameter(Position=9)]
[string]$ClientProxy = "Direct",

[Parameter(Position=10)]
[int]$HKCUProxyEnable,

[Parameter(Position=11)]
[string]$HKCUProxyServer

 

 

 

Simple method to update machines to send Windows telemetry data:

 

 

PowerShell script

From PowerShell as Administrator

Set-Location HKLM:

 

$registryPath = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"

$Name = "DataCollection"

$Name2 = "AllowTelemetry"

$CommercialID = "00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000"

$value = "2"  # Values from 0-3 accepted

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

$IEOptInLevel = "2"  # Values from 0-3 accepted

 

If ( (Test-Path $registryPath\$Name) ) { write-host -f green "Registry keys already exist" }

If ( ! (Test-Path $registryPath\$Name) )

{

New-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $name

New-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath -Name $CommercialID

New-ItemProperty -Path $vIEDataOptInPath -Name IEDataOptIn -Type DWord -Value $IEOptInLevel

New-ItemProperty -Path $registryPath\$Name -Name $name2 -Value $value `

    -PropertyType DWORD -Force | Out-Null

Write-host -f green "Registry keys added for Telemetry"

}

 

 

 

 

References

Configure telemetry

Get Started link

Win 7,8 Opt in link

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