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[Updated] Action Required—Log Analytics agent for Windows will enforce SHA-2 signing on Aug 17, 2020

Published date: March 18, 2020

The Log Analytics agent for Windows, sometimes known as the OMS Windows agent or Microsoft Monitoring agent, will begin to enforce SHA-2 signing on Aug. 17, 2020. This change only requires action if you are running the agent on a legacy OS version (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008). Customers running on a legacy OS version are required to apply the latest service updates and patches on their machines before Aug. 17, 2020, or their agents will stop sending data to their Log Analytics workspaces. The change will impact customers using the Log Analytics agent on a legacy OS as part of any Azure service (Azure Monitor, Azure Automation, Azure Update Management, Azure Change Tracking, Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel, Windows Defender ATP).

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  • Log Analytics
  • Azure Monitor
  • Automation
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Microsoft Sentinel
  • Operating System