Unfortunately, SQL Server usage internet bandwidth and us activity in SQL, for R&D. You can find in your server, this service is called: SQL Server error and usage.

This service is active without any privacy permission, in installation process.

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If you don't like this future can be turn off this activity. Like below:

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But, I have a problem in SQL Server 2019: we use two SQL instances on one server - both SQL Server 2017 and SQL Server 2019.

I can turn-off SQL Server 2017 error and usage reporting service as shown in the screenshots, but when I open error and usage reporting service for SQL Server 2019 in a cmd window, and then close automatically and don't show anything:

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How to turn off error and usage reporting SQL Server 2019 now?

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There are registry keys you can edit, see Configure usage and diagnostic data collection for SQL Server (CEIP). Alternatively, there's a thread over on Microsoft's Azure forums that suggests this behavior is caused by some sort of misconfiguration in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\150\Shared\SqlWtsn.exe.config file and either renaming that file to SqlWtsn.exe.config.OLD or editing the contents of the file make fix the issue. I can say that the few times I've encountered this issue, renaming SqlWtsn.exe.config worked for me.

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