Correct Choice to Disable Windows Error Reporting in gpedit.

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    Correct Choice to Disable Windows Error Reporting in gpedit.


    Hello all, In gpedit, I see two locations to deal with Windows Error Reporting.

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Error Reporting:
    Disable Windows Error Reporting

    and

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System\Internet Communication Management > Internet Communication settings:
    Turn off Windows Error Reporting

    Why two, and which, if not both, would be the correct choice?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello DirtDart, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Usually, the first policy will be sufficient to disable Windows Error Reporting.

    Enable or Disable Windows Error Reporting in Windows 10
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    Thanks Brink.

    For the sake of knowledge, what's the purpose of this policy in /System?
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    DirtDart said:
    Thanks Brink.

    For the sake of knowledge, what's the purpose of this policy in /System?

    It gathers information from hardware & software problems and reports them to Microsoft.
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    RainbowPride said:
    It gathers information from hardware & software problems and reports them to Microsoft.
    Understood, but why are there two separate locations to disable reporting? I mean if one alone disables the reporting, then why is there another location to do the same thing?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    I'm not sure why there's two separate policies that seem to effectively perform the same function.
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  7. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    For the record, you can not disable it completelly, you merely disable error reporting to Microsoft, but windows error reporting (WerFault.exe) will always run, when there is a problem, like crashing software.
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    My firewall is working overtime blocking and logging connection request to MS servers. Reducing the phoning home: That's really all I'm trying to accomplish.

    Even Microsoft.Photos.exe makes relentless attempts to 3 different Microsoft IPs. At least 60 times a minute and sometimes twice within a single second.
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  9. JMedlock83's Avatar
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    I wish there was a way Microsoft would allow us to pick and choose what software is included with our version of Windows before we download it. I would choose not to have Defender and a bunch of other crap that is useless.
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    Other than by firewall, is there really any way to disable this?

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