18.8.22.1.12 Ensure 'Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program' is set to 'Enabled'

Information

This policy setting specifies whether the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program can collect anonymous information about how Windows is used.

Microsoft uses information collected through the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program to improve features that are most used and to detect flaws so that they can be corrected more quickly. Enabling this setting will reduce the amount of data Microsoft is able to gather for this purpose. The recommended state for this setting is: Enabled.

Rationale:

Large enterprise managed environments may not want to have information collected by Microsoft from managed client computers.

Impact:

All users are opted out of the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program.

Solution

To establish the recommended configuration via GP, set the following UI path to Enabled:

Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication settings\Turn off Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program

Note: This Group Policy path is provided by the Group Policy template ICM.admx/adml that is included with all versions of the Microsoft Windows Administrative Templates.

Default Value:

The Administrator can use the Problem Reports and Solutions component in Control Panel to enable Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program for all users.

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3709

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-7, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: fbca79eef942067f068550151e7416cce85c94ba31a9c6c821d5c58fa6af5f78