Change privacy settings on individual servers

Applies to: Azure Stack HCI, versions 22H2, 21H2, and 20H2; Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016

Here’s how to change the privacy settings on a server running either the Azure Stack HCI operating system or Windows Server. To manage privacy settings with Group Policy on either multiple servers at once or in your enterprise as a whole, see Manage enterprise diagnostic data.

Azure Stack HCI or Server Core

If the server uses either the Azure Stack HCI operating system or Windows Server with the Server Core installation option, use the following steps:

  1. Connect to a server in the Azure Stack HCI cluster by using Remote Desktop, a remote management (headless or BMC) controller, with a KVM, or by signing on locally by using a keyboard and monitor.

  2. If you connect to a server running Azure Stack HCI, the Server Configuration tool (Sconfig) opens automatically. If you connect to a server running Windows Server with Server Core, at the command prompt, enter Sconfig.

  3. At the Enter a number to select an option: prompt, type 10 and press Enter.

  4. On the Change Telemetry confirmation prompt, select Yes to display the following options:

    Available Telemetry settings: 1 Security, 2 Basic, 3 Enhanced, 4 Full

    Note

    The default setting for Azure Stack HCI is 1 Security.

  5. At the Enter new telemetry setting: prompt, type the option you want and press Enter.

Full Desktop

If the server is running Windows Server and has the Full Desktop installation option, use the following steps:

  1. Connect to the Server Manager Dashboard of the Windows Server.

    You can connect locally by using a keyboard and monitor, or using a remote management (headless or BMC) controller, or Remote Desktop.

  2. In Server Manage under Dashboard, select Local Server.

  3. On the Properties page of the server, next to Feedback & Diagnostics, select Settings.

    On the Setting page, the Feedback frequency and Diagnostic and usage data settings display.

  4. Expand the Diagnostic and usage data setting to select one of the following options:

    • Required diagnostic data
    • Enhanced
    • Optional diagnostic data

    Note

    On the Settings page, if the notice Some settings are managed by your organization displays, then the Diagnotic and usage data setting may not be available.

Next steps

To manage privacy settings with Group Policy on either multiple servers at once or in your enterprise as a whole, see: