There are two titles for the spyware in SQL Server,
- Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP)
I'm wondering how I disable them. You can see them referenced here,
My SQL Server says in their new
We collect data about how you interact with this software. This includes data about the performance of the services, any problems you experience with them, and the features you use. This also includes data about your device and the network you use to connect to our services, including IP address, device identifiers, regional and language settings. It includes information about the operating systems and other software installed on your device, including product keys. By using this software, you consent to Microsoft’s collection of usage and performance data related to your use of the software.
The text in the new
IMPORTANT NOTICE: AUTOMATIC UPDATES TO PREVIOUS VERSIONS OF SQL SERVER. If this software is installed on servers or devices running any supported editions of SQL Server prior to SQL Server 2017 (or components of any of them) this software will automatically update and replace certain files or features within those editions with files from this software. This feature cannot be switched off. Removal of these files may cause errors in the software and the original files may not be recoverable. By installing this software on a server or device that is running such editions you consent to these updates in all such editions and copies of SQL Server (including components of any of them) running on that server or device.
The software enables Microsoft to collect telemetry by default. You may turn off telemetry at the Server and client levels by following the instructions at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=733886. There are separate controls to turn off telemetry at the Server level and the client level. If you turn off telemetry at the Server level only, Microsoft will collect telemetry through the client level unless you also turn off telemetry at the client level.
Older versions of v.Next, had the following text (
Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) This software uses CEIP. CEIP automatically sends Microsoft information about your hardware and how you use this software. We do not use this information to identify or contact you. To learn more about CEIP, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=733654&clcid=0x409. That link seems to be dead. I got into looking through the docs on what exactly is being sent, and I can't find any information about it or how to disable it.