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Telemetry Data that Patch My PC Collects when Using the Publisher

Patch My PC will collect basic telemetry data when our Publisher software is used to improve our products and services.

This article will describe in detail the specific data collected by Patch My PC and, more importantly, the reason we collect it.

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.

More InformationReason: The download count is 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 Updates Enabled

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

More InformationReason: We collect this data to understand what customers have enabled preview updates. 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 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

The Publisher will report the specific number of products enabled within each of the following tabs: Updates, ConfigMgr Apps, and Intune Apps as an integer.

More InformationReason: This data helps us see the percentage of enabled vs. available products.

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 July 18, 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.