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Troubleshooting - Prevent Windows SteadyState from sending installation statistics to Microsoft RRS feed

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  • Troubleshooting - Prevent Windows SteadyState from sending installation statistics to Microsoft

    Audience

    Windows SteadyState administrators

    Symptoms

    Windows SteadyState uses the Internet to notify Microsoft that Windows SteadyState was installed.

    Cause

    By design.

    Resolution

    To prevent Windows SteadyState from attempting to contact Microsoft, update your registry settings as follows:

     

    To update registry settings:

    1.    Log on to the shared computer as an administrator.

    2.    Make sure that Windows Disk Protection is turned on and that the Retain all changes permanently option is selected, or that the Windows Disk Protection is turned off. For more information on Windows Disk Protection, see Help for Windows SteadyState.

    3.    Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.

    4.    In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Shared Computer Toolkit.

    5.    Click WGAReport.

    6.    On the Edit menu, click Delete.

    7.    On the Edit menu, click New, and then click DWORD Value.

    8.    Type WGAReportHasSent.

    9.    Set the value to 1, and then click Ok.

    10.  Restart the computer.

    The computer no longer attempts to contact Microsoft. You can log on to the computer as an administrator and update Windows Disk Protection settings in Windows SteadyState.

     

    Applies To the Following Operating Systems

    Windows Vista

    Windows XP

     

     

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 11:05 PM