Disabling the SQL Server telemetry service manually - Security Center

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If the Security Center Installer fails to disable the SQL Server telemetry service, you can disable it manually after Security Center is installed.

What you should know

Microsoft installs the SQL Server Telemetry or CEIP (Customer Experience Improvement Program) Services as part of the SQL Server 2019 Express Edition installation. The telemetry service sends feature usage info back to Microsoft. The Security Center Installer always tries to disable this service. When it fails, you get a warning message at the end of the Security Center installation so you can disable it manually.


  1. Run services.msc in Windows, and disable the SQL Server CEIP service.
  2. In the Windows Start menu, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  3. In the Registry Editor, set the following registry entries to zero (0):
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\150
      • CustomerFeedback REG_DWORD
      • EnableErrorReporting REG_DWORD
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\150
      • CustomerFeedback REG_DWORD
      • EnableErrorReporting REG_DWORD
    • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL15.<InstanceName>\CPE
      • CustomerFeedback REG_DWORD
      • EnableErrorReporting REG_DWORD