[SQL Server 2016] Hidden telemetry

I did install SQL Server 2016 RC3 recently and after answering all questions in the wizard and ticking all of the boxes I didĀ checkĀ ConfigurationFile.ini to see what parameters installer uses.

Few parametersĀ that caught my eye were related to telemetry:

; TelemetryUserNameConfigDescription

SQLTELSVCACCT=”NT Service\SQLTELEMETRY$RC2016″

; TelemetryStartupConfigDescription

SQLTELSVCSTARTUPTYPE=”Automatic”

; TelemetryStartupConfigDescription

ISTELSVCSTARTUPTYPE=”Automatic”

; TelemetryUserNameConfigDescription

ISTELSVCACCT=”NT Service\SSISTELEMETRY130″

Author: G L

Greg's a Senior Database Administrator in Austria with over 15 years of experience in IT (servicedesk/helpdesk, software engineer, database administrator) Likes SQL Server administration, powershell and testing new features

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