"OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

What is the scheduled task "\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack" on my Windows 7 computer?

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A

"\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack" is a scheduled task on Windows 7 system added as part of Microsoft Office software installation.

You will see "\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack" listed on Task Scheduler with the following information:

Name: OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack
Path: \Microsoft\Office
Description: This task initiates the background task for Office Telemetry 
   Agent, which scans and uploads usage and error information for Office solutions.
Actions: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\Office15\msoia.exe
   scan upload mininterval:2880
Triggers: At log on of any user - After triggered, repeat every 12:00:00 indefinitely
Conditions: 
History: 
   ...
   Information 8:10:09 Task completed
   Information 8:10:09 Action completed
   Information 8:10:09 Created Task Process
   Information 8:10:09 Action Started
   Information 8:10:09 Task Started
   Information 8:10:09 Task Engine received message to start task
   ...

Program file information about "msoia.exe":

File name: msoia.exe
File path: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\msoia.exe
File size: 292568 bytes
Last modified time: 11/1/2016 5:23:01 AM
File description: Office Telemetry Agent
File version: 15.0.4881.1000
Product name: Microsoft Office 2013
Product version: 15.0.4881.1000
Company name: Microsoft Corporation

"msoia.exe", as part of Microsoft Office, is scheduled to run every time you log on to upload usage data to Microsoft.

It is recommended to disable "\Microsoft\Office\OfficeTelemetryAgentFallBack" as a scheduled task, unless you want Microsoft to collect your usage data.

 

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