One of the new features in SCCM 1706 is a client settings for Windows Analytics.
If you not already are using Windows Analytics you need to start now – Windows Analytics will give you insight into your Windows Client platform. Windows Analytics is a cloud service from Microsoft that are build in OMS.
At this moment there a 3 solutions in Windows Analytics
- Upgrade Readiness
- Update Compliance (Preview)
- Device health (Preview)
What does the new client settings to for you in a SCCM environment?
It help you setup your Windows client to deliver telemetry data to Windows Analytics.
How to set it up:
You need to enable the new Custom Device Setting – Windows Analytics
- Select Yes to manage Windows telemetry settings with SCCM
- Enter your Commercial ID
- Select your telemetry level
Here is a overview of the 4 telemetry levels (SCCM settings has only 3 – Basic, enhanced and full – because this are the leves required by Windows Analytics)
See more about Configure Windows telemetry in your organization here :
After you have enabled and deployed the client settings you can check the result in the registry on the device.
Would you recommend this method over applying settings with GPO?
Ni, I is just another way to do it. In some organisatations it is not easy to get access to great a GPO – so it is just easy to do it as a SCCM client setting
Is this effectively a replacement for the Upgrade Readiness script provided by Microsoft? I was under the impression that the script was required to actually push data to Azure. Will these client settings alone accomplish the data push without the script?
No the script is not needed for Windows 10