Turn off Problem Steps Recorder

This policy controls the state of the Problem Steps Recorder feature in the system.

Problem Steps Recorder enables capturing the steps taken by the user before encountering a problem. The output data generated by Problem Steps Recorder will be another type of data collection enabled through feedback scenarios such as Windows Error Reporting to help developers in understanding problems. The captured data will contain descriptions about the user actions involving information such as user inputs on keyboard and mouse, meta data about the UI objects interacted along with screen shots. Problem Steps Recorder provides specific options to turn on and off the data collection whenever required.

By default, Problem Steps Recorder will be available for customers to turn on during a problem reporting scenario.

If you enable this policy setting, then the Problem Steps Recorder feature will be disabled on this machine.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, then Problem Steps Recorder will be available for customers.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\AppCompat
Value NameDisableUAR
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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