Automated Application Management for Microsoft Endpoint Manager

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The Number of Times the Catalog is Downloaded

Each time the catalog is download via an HTTPS request, we will increment the number of times it was downloaded. The data type for this is an integer. We will also report the next scheduled sync time as a DateTime.

More InformationReason: The download count and next sync time are collected because we believe this gives critical insights to understand if a specific customer has been able to utilize our products and services effectively.

The Version Number of the Publisher Software

The currently installed version of the Publisher is reported as a string value.

More InformationReason: The installed version is helpful to understand how our self-updates are progressing and if any notifications may need to be sent based on notices for customers on a specific-build.

Are Preview and Self-Updates Updates Enabled

The preview update status within the Publisher will be reported using a boolean type. The self-update status will be reported as a boolean.

More InformationReason: We collect this data to understand what customers have enabled preview updates enabled or self-updates disabled. This state may be helpful to notify customers of any specific actions that may need to be taken.

Is ConfigMgr Application Creation Enabled

The Publisher will report if the checkbox to enable the creation of ConfigMgr apps is enabled as a boolean.

More InformationReason: This data is helpful to understand if a customer is making use of all the features they may be entitled to within their subscription.

Is Intune Application Creation Enabled

The Publisher will report if the checkbox to enable the creation of Intune apps is enabled as a boolean.

More InformationReason: This data is helpful to understand if a customer is making use of all the features they may be entitled to within their subscription.

The Error Description if an Update or Application Publishing Fails

The Publisher will report the specific error returned if an update or application fails to create. This applies to the Updates, ConfigMgr Apps, Intune Apps, and Intune Updates tab. The error description is a string value.

Error description reporting can be disabled with the following registry value:

  • REG ADD “HKLM\SOFTWARE\Patch My PC Publishing Service” /v DisableErrorReporting /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

More InformationReason: This data helps us see any issues a customer is having when applications or updates fail to create. Our goal is to be able to proactively reach out to customers who are experiencing known publishing issues.

The Configuration Manager Site Version

The Publisher will report back the Configuration Manager site version if the SMSProvider is defined as a string value.

More InformationReason: The Configuration Manager site version is important to know what versions of ConfigMgr are installed for compatibility and supportability. If we are aware of any compatibility issues with a specific Configuration Manager build, this data will allow us to contact affected customers. 

The WSUS Build Number

The Publisher will report back the WSUS build number as a string value.

More InformationReason: This data helps us identify WSUS API’s we need to test, support, or depreciate.

The Number of Products Enabled and Published

The Publisher will report the specific number of products enabled within each of the following tabs: Updates, ConfigMgr Apps, Intune Apps, and Intune Updates as an integer. The publisher will also report the number of updates, applications, and CVE’s published as an integer.

More InformationReason: This data helps us see the percentage of enabled vs. available products and how many products are being published.

How Data is Transferred

The data listed above would be transported and encrypted using TLS 1.2.

Disclaimer and More Information

The following list is current through September 23, 2020. We will try to keep this list updated, but it may not contain every instance of data collection. Please contact technical support with any questions or you can review our Terms of Service.