Configuring devices through the Update Compliance Configuration Script


A new policy is required to use Update Compliance: "AllowUpdateComplianceProcessing." If you're already using Update Compliance and have configured your devices prior to May 10, 2021, you must rerun the script so the new policy can be configured.

The Update Compliance Configuration Script is the recommended method of configuring devices to send data to Microsoft for use with Update Compliance. The script configures the registry keys backing policies, ensures required services are running, and more. This script is a recommended complement to configuring the required policies documented in Manually configured devices for Update Compliance, as it can provide feedback on whether there are any configuration issues outside of policies being configured.


The configuration script configures registry keys directly. Registry keys can potentially be overwritten by policy settings like Group Policy or MDM. Reconfiguring devices with the script does not reconfigure previously set policies, both in the case of Group Policy and MDM. If there are conflicts between your Group Policy or MDM configurations and the required configurations listed in Manually configuring devices for Update Compliance, device data might not appear in Update Compliance correctly.

You can download the script from the Microsoft Download Center. Keep reading to learn how to configure the script and interpret error codes that are output in logs for troubleshooting.

How this script is organized

This script's two primary files are ConfigScript.ps1 and RunConfig.bat. You configure RunConfig.bat according to the directions in the .bat itself, which will then run ConfigScript.ps1 with the parameters entered to RunConfig.bat. There are two ways of using the script: in Pilot mode or Deployment mode.

  • In Pilot mode (runMode=Pilot), the script will enter a verbose mode with enhanced diagnostics, and save the results in the path defined with logpath in RunConfig.bat. Pilot mode is best for a pilot run of the script or for troubleshooting configuration.
  • In Deployment mode (runMode=Deployment), the script will run quietly.

How to use this script

Open RunConfig.bat and configure the following (assuming a first-run, with runMode=Pilot):

  1. Define logPath to where you want the logs to be saved. Ensure that runMode=Pilot.
  2. Set commercialIDValue to your Commercial ID.
  3. Run the script.
  4. Examine the logs for any issues. If there are no issues, then all devices with a similar configuration and network profile are ready for the script to be deployed with runMode=Deployment.
  5. If there are issues, gather the logs and provide them to Support.

Script errors

Error Description
27 Not system account.
37 Unexpected exception when collecting logs
1 General unexpected error
6 Invalid CommercialID
48 CommercialID is not a GUID
8 Couldn't create registry key path to setup CommercialID
9 Couldn't write CommercialID at registry key path
53 There are conflicting CommercialID values.
11 Unexpected result when setting up CommercialID.
62 AllowTelemetry registry key is not of the correct type REG_DWORD
63 AllowTelemetry is not set to the appropriate value and it could not be set by the script.
64 AllowTelemetry is not of the correct type REG_DWORD.
99 Device is not Windows 10.
40 Unexpected exception when checking and setting telemetry.
12 CheckVortexConnectivity failed, check Log output for more information.
12 Unexpected failure when running CheckVortexConnectivity.
66 Failed to verify UTC connectivity and recent uploads.
67 Unexpected failure when verifying UTC CSP.
41 Unable to impersonate logged-on user.
42 Unexpected exception when attempting to impersonate logged-on user.
43 Unexpected exception when attempting to impersonate logged-on user.
16 Reboot is pending on device, restart device and restart script.
17 Unexpected exception in CheckRebootRequired.
44 Error when running CheckDiagTrack service.
45 DiagTrack.dll not found.
50 DiagTrack service not running.
54 Microsoft Account Sign In Assistant (MSA) Service disabled.
55 Failed to create new registry path for SetDeviceNameOptIn
56 Failed to create property for SetDeviceNameOptIn at registry path
57 Failed to update value for SetDeviceNameOptIn
58 Unexpected exception in SetrDeviceNameOptIn
59 Failed to delete LastPersistedEventTimeOrFirstBoot property at registry path when attempting to clean up OneSettings.
60 Failed to delete registry key when attempting to clean up OneSettings.
61 Unexpected exception when attempting to clean up OneSettings.
52 Could not find Census.exe
51 Unexpected exception when attempting to run Census.exe
34 Unexpected exception when attempting to check Proxy settings.
30 Unable to disable Enterprise Auth Proxy. This registry value must be 0 for UTC to operate in an authenticated proxy environment.
35 Unexpected exception when checking User Proxy.
91 Failed to create new registry path for EnableAllowUCProcessing
92 Failed to create property for EnableAllowUCProcessing at registry path
93 Failed to update value for EnableAllowUCProcessing
94 Unexpected exception in EnableAllowUCProcessing