Cloud Security

Microsoft addressing bug that prevents security updates in Azure Virtual Desktops

July 4, 2021
Bleeping Computer reports that an ongoing issue blocking devices using Azure Virtual Desktops from downloading and installing new security updates through Windows Server Update Services is currently being investigated for a solution, which will be released in a future release, according to a Microsoft post on the Windows Health Dashboard.

"This is observed in the Settings app under the Windows Update setting, which will display the message 'You're up to date' even if no updates later than May 2021 have been installed," the post said.

The issue affects the Windows 10 Enterprise multi-session, version 1909 client platform and the Windows Server multi-session, version 1909 platform.

Microsoft has released two workarounds for the problem while it addresses the issue. The first involves deploying up-to-date images on all affected devices, including all Azure Marketplace security updates. The second requires a download and manual installation on affected devices of the security updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog and can be used if image redeployment cannot be performed.

Microsoft has released a support document with detailed instructions on both workaround methods.
Jill Aitoro

SC Media Editor in Chief Jill Aitoro has 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. She also serves as editorial director at SC Media’s parent company, CyberRisk Alliance. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.

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