Windows 11 - 'Choose Privacy settings' customize defaults

Daniel Klobnak 206 Reputation points
2023-01-13T23:06:29.2366667+00:00

Windows 11 Enterprise Version 22H2 -

Want to disable all the Choose Privacy Settings For Your Device (and likely other privacy settings listed in the plethera of articles out there, but definitely the ones that come up when a new profile is loaded).

The settings are per profile.

Seems the only GPO related items I have seen is how to Prevent the 'launch privacy settings experience' on logon. Which is great, but then new users will have the default settings (basically Yes, MS do whatever you want).

I am looking for something to set the settings to Off via GPO. Is this possible, and if so, any decent reference? Thanks.

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  1. Aneel v 235 Reputation points
    2023-01-14T03:38:22.5433333+00:00

    Yes, it is possible to disable all the Choose Privacy Settings For Your Device via Group Policy Object (GPO) in Windows 11 Enterprise.

    You can use the GPO settings in the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Data Collection and Preview Builds to configure the privacy settings for your device.

    Here are a few settings you can use to disable the privacy settings:

    "Allow Telemetry" - This setting allows you to control the level of diagnostic data that is sent to Microsoft. You can set it to "Off" to disable telemetry.

    "Turn off the Advertising ID" - This setting allows you to disable the Advertising ID feature, which is used to personalize ads. You can set it to "Enabled" to turn off the Advertising ID.

    "Turn off the sending of handwriting data" - This setting allows you to disable the sending of handwriting data to Microsoft. You can set it to "Enabled" to turn off the sending of handwriting data.

    "Turn off the sending of typing and inking data" - This setting allows you to disable the sending of typing and inking data to Microsoft. You can set it to "Enabled" to turn off the sending of typing and inking data.

    "Turn off the sending of location data" - This setting allows you to disable the sending of location data to Microsoft. You can set it to "Enabled" to turn off the sending of location data.

    These are just a few examples of the settings that are available to you in the GPO, you may find other settings that suit your needs.

    You can also refer to the Microsoft documentation for more information on the GPO settings available in Windows 11 Enterprise:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/configure-windows-telemetry-in-your-organization

    It's also worth noting that, for the GPO settings to take effect, the GPO must be linked to the appropriate Organizational Unit (OU) that contains the computers you want to configure, and the computers must be in the domain that the GPO is applied to.

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  2. Daniel Klobnak 206 Reputation points
    2023-01-14T13:11:50.6833333+00:00

    Thank you. I will be addressing in next few days and will return to accept answer. Again, thanks.

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