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Data Collection Settings

Global settings for Application Data Collection are available to specify registry and folder inclusions and exclusions and to clear all collected data.

In this section:

Application Data Collection Inclusions and Exclusions

Registry and folder inclusions and exclusions determine which registry keys and folders are passively monitored by Application Data Collection.

Add Registry Inclusion or Exclusion for Application Data Collection

  1. Select the User Personalization navigation button.
  2. From the Manage ribbon, click Data Collection Settings.

    The Application Data Collection Settings dialog displays.

  3. Select the Registry tab.
  4. Right-click in either the Include or Exclude area and select Add Registry Key.

    The Add Registry Key dialog displays.

  5. In the Key field, select the ellipsis (...) to browse for the registry key or manually enter the path and key name.

    Wildcards can be used anywhere in a registry path to represent one or more characters. For example, adding *.0 to the path for Microsoft Outlook means all versions of Outlook can be included or excluded with one entry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\*.0\Outlook

    The Browse Registry dialog displays. You can select from your local computer, current user or click Connect to display the Active Directory Select Computer dialog to select another computer to browse.

  6. Locate the required Registry Key and click OK.

    The selected registry key is entered in the Add Registry Key dialog.

  7. Click OK.

    The selected Registry Key is added to the Include or Exclude list in the work area.

  8. Click Close.

Add Folder Inclusion or Exclusion for Application Data Collection

  1. Select the User Personalization navigation button.
  2. From the Manage ribbon, click Data Collection Settings.

    The Application Data Collection Settings dialog displays.

  3. Select the Folder tab.
  4. Right-click in either the Include or Exclude area and select Add Folder.

    The Select Folder dialog displays.

  5. In the Path field, select the ellipsis (...) to browse for the folder. The path can also be entered manually.

    The Browse for Folder dialog displays. You can select an existing folder from your local computer or click the Make New Folder button to create a new folder for inclusion or exclusion.

  6. Locate the required folder and click OK.

    The selected folder path is entered in the Select Folder dialog.

  7. Click OK.

    The folder path is added to the Include or Exclude list in the work area.

  8. Click Close.

Remove Collected Data from Application Data Collection

Remove all data collected for Personalization Groups which have, or have had, Application Data Collection enabled. This removes all registry and folder data for collected applications.

Caution: Clearing collected data is permanent. Data cannot be recovered.

  1. Select the User Personalization navigation button.
  2. From the Manage ribbon, click Data Collection Settings.

    The Application Data Collection Settings dialog displays.

  3. Click Clear all Data Collection.

    A confirmatory prompt is displayed.

  4. Click Yes.

The collected data is cleared.

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