"OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn" Scheduled Task on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

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

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

Name: OfficeTelemetryAgentLogOn
Location: \Microsoft\Office
Description: This task initiates Office Telemetry Agent, which scans and uploads 
   usage and error information for Office solutions when a user logs on to the computer.
Actions: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\Office15\msoia.exe scan upload
Actions: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\Office15\msoia.exe scan upload
Triggers: 
   At 3:00 AM every Sunday, Tuesday and Friday every week
   At log on of any user - After triggered, repeat every 08:00:00 indefinitely
History: 
   ...
   Information 8:09:09 Task completed
   Information 8:09:09 Action completed
   Information 8:08:58 Created Task Process
   Information 8:08:58 Action Started
   Information 8:08:58 Task Started
   Information 8:08:58 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 error data to Microsoft.

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

 

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