This is a scheduled windows-2016 brownout

Julien Laffont 1 Reputation point

Hey everybody !

I am facing an issue on my Azure pipelines since today.

When I try to make a deployment, I have got this issue for the release pipeline :

This is a scheduled windows-2016 brownout. The windows-2016 environment is deprecated and will be removed on March 15, 2022. For more details, see

I understand that I should update this windows pipeline version but... Where should I do this ?

I can see that the Agent specification is vs2017-win2016 :

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I cannot find anywhere to change it.

This is a Hosted agents provided by Azure, at the 2.198.3 version.

I did not make this pipeline, and I do not understand everything, so I search 2016 and 2017 in my YAML files and I found this ?

            "name": "ConnectAKStoACR-aaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaa-aaaa-aaaaaa",
            "type": "Microsoft.Resources/deployments",
            "apiVersion": "2017-05-10",
            "resourceGroup": "[parameters('acrResourceGroup')]",
            "dependsOn": [
                "[concat('Microsoft.ContainerService/managedClusters/', parameters('resourceName'))]"
            "properties": {
                "mode": "Incremental",
                "template": {
                    "$schema": "",
                    "contentVersion": "",
                    "resources": [
                            "apiVersion": "2018-09-01-preview",
                            "type": "Microsoft.ContainerRegistry/registries/providers/roleAssignments",
                            "name": "[concat(parameters('acrName'), '/Microsoft.Authorization/', parameters('guidValue'))]",
                            "properties": {
                                "principalId": "[reference(parameters('resourceName'), '2020-09-01').identityProfile.kubeletidentity.objectId]",
                                "principalType": "ServicePrincipal",
                                "roleDefinitionId": "[concat('/subscriptions/', subscription().subscriptionId, '/providers/Microsoft.Authorization/roleDefinitions/', 'aaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaaaa-aaaaaa')]",
                                "scope": "[resourceId(parameters('acrResourceGroup'),'Microsoft.ContainerRegistry/registries/', parameters('acrName'))]"

(I wrote aaa-aaaa-aaaa to not exposed my ids)

I searched more about this package, ConnectAKStoACR but I cannot find any versions list :(

Does anybody know how to update my agents ? Or which keyword should I search in my YAML files ?

Thank you for your help.

I duplicated my post from , sorry for this, but I did not understand the difference between both communities, I am just looking for an answer ><

Yours faithfully

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  1. Dave Patrick 340.3K Reputation points MVP

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