Microsoft Windows: Turn off the Windows Messenger Customer Experience Improvement Program

2018-06-25T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:1361412562310109364
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (C) 2018 Greenbone Networks GmbH
Modified 2019-12-13T00:00:00

Description

This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger collects anonymous information about how Windows Messenger software and service is used.

With the Customer Experience Improvement program, users can allow Microsoft to collect anonymous information about how the product is used.

This information is used to improve the product in future releases.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Messenger does not collect usage information, and the user settings to enable the collection of usage information are not shown.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Messenger collects anonymous usage information, and the setting is not shown.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users have the choice to opt in and allow information to be collected.

(C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation.

                                        
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if(description)
{
  script_oid("1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.109364");
  script_version("2019-12-13T11:11:18+0000");
  script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"2019-12-13 11:11:18 +0000 (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)");
  script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2018-06-25 11:46:52 +0200 (Mon, 25 Jun 2018)");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"0.0");
  script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:N");
  script_tag(name:"qod", value:"97");
  script_name("Microsoft Windows: Turn off the Windows Messenger Customer Experience Improvement Program");
  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright("Copyright (C) 2018 Greenbone Networks GmbH");
  script_family("Policy");
  script_dependencies("smb_reg_service_pack.nasl");
  script_mandatory_keys("Compliance/Launch");

  script_add_preference(name:"Value", type:"radio", value:"2;1");

  script_xref(name:"URL", value:"https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=25250");

  script_tag(name:"summary", value:"This policy setting specifies whether Windows Messenger collects
anonymous information about how Windows Messenger software and service is used.

With the Customer Experience Improvement program, users can allow Microsoft to collect anonymous
information about how the product is used.

This information is used to improve the product in future releases.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Messenger does not collect usage information, and the user
settings to enable the collection of usage information are not shown.

If you disable this policy setting, Windows Messenger collects anonymous usage information, and the
setting is not shown.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users have the choice to opt in and allow information
to be collected.

(C) 2015 Microsoft Corporation.");

  exit(0);
}

include("smb_nt.inc");
include("policy_functions.inc");
include("version_func.inc");

target_os = "Microsoft Windows 7 or later";
win_min_ver = "6.1";
title = "Turn off the Windows Messenger Customer Experience Improvement Program";
solution = "Set following UI path accordingly:
Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/
Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings/" + title;
test_type = "RegKey";
type = "HKLM";
key = "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Messenger\Client";
item = "CEIP";
reg_path = type + "\" + key + "!" + item;
default = script_get_preference("Value");

if(!policy_verify_win_ver(min_ver:win_min_ver)){
  results = policy_report_wrong_os(target_os:target_os);
}else{
  results = policy_match_exact_reg_dword(key:key, item:item, type:type, default:default);
}

value = results["value"];
comment = results["comment"];
compliant = results["compliant"];

policy_reporting(result:value, default:default, compliant:compliant, fixtext:solution,
  type:test_type, test:reg_path, info:comment);
policy_set_kbs(type:test_type, cmd:reg_path, default:default, solution:solution, title:title,
  value:value, compliant:compliant);

exit(0);