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The Error and Usage Reporting page of the System Center Essentials 2010 Setup wizard enables you to participate in the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP), which collects data about your use of Microsoft applications to identify possible improvements. This page provides separate participation options for product usage, error reporting, and operational data reporting programs.

When error reporting is enabled for Essentials components, if an error occurs in an Essentials component, information about the error is anonymously reported to Microsoft, per the Privacy Statement for the Microsoft Error Reporting Service. This information is used with error reports from other Microsoft customers to help identify and resolve common issues with Essentials.

Operational data reporting uses a report to collect a summary of how Essentials 2007 is being used. Microsoft uses these reports to improve the quality of its management packs and Essentials. Use the following procedure to configure the operational data reporting option.

You can find more information about CEIP and read the privacy statement at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=79245.