Microsoft Monitoring Agent Required for Windows Analytics?

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Is the Microsoft Monitoring Agent (mmasetup*.exe) required as part of the Windows Analytics (specifically Upgrade Readiness) service, for either Windows 7 or Windows 10 clients?

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Hi Brett,

 

No it's not required , you need to set the telemetry level and deploy the commercial id to your devices and run the deployment script once each month.

 

 

 

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Hi, 

 

Following on from this - I am slightly confused about why and when the agent would be used. 

 

I have set up Windows 10 clients in test using only the upgrade readiness script, and it seems to work, that is to say I can see their info in my OMS workspace upgrade readiness solution.

 

Now we have Windows 8 / 10 clients that we want examine with upgrade readiness, update compliance and device health that we nee to send their data via an OMS gateway server.

 

Can I define this gateway server in the script and use the script alone to connect them to the workspace or does the agent OMS agent have to be deployed e.g. to each windows 10 desktop client if using an OMS gateway?

 

If using the agent, does the script still need to be run to set the level of telemetry / logging? As I can't see how this is set in the agent install?

 

I've read the documentation but it's still not quite fitting together.

 

Thanks