What's new in the Azure Virtual Desktop Agent?

The Azure Virtual Desktop Agent updates regularly. This article is where you'll find out about:

  • The latest updates
  • New features
  • Improvements to existing features
  • Bug fixes

Make sure to check back here often to keep up with new updates.

Latest agent versions

New versions of the Azure Virtual Desktop Agent are installed automatically. When new versions are released, they are rolled out progressively to all session hosts. This process is called flighting and it enables Microsoft to monitor the rollout. The following table lists the version that is in-flight and the version that is generally available.

Release Latest version
Generally available 1.0.5739.9000/1.0.5739.9800
In-flight N/A

Version 1.0.5739.9000/1.0.5739.9800

Note

You may see version 1.0.5739.9000 or 1.0.5739.9800 installed on session hosts depending on whether the host pool is configured to be a validation environment. Version 1.0.5739.9000 was released to validation environments and version 1.0.5739.9800 was released to all other environments.

Normally, all environments receive the same version. However, for this release, we had to adjust certain parameters unrelated to the Agent to allow this version to roll out to non-validation environments, which is why the non-validation version number is higher than the validation version number. Besides those changes, both versions are the same.

This update was released in January 2023 and includes the following changes:

  • Added the RDGateway URL to URL Access Check.
  • Introduced RD Agent provisioning state for new installations.
  • Fixed error reporting in MSIX App Attach for apps with expired signatures.

Version 1.0.5555.1010

This update was released in December 2022. There are no changes to the agent in this version.

Version 1.0.5555.1008

This update was released in November 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Increased sensitivity of AppAttachRegister monitor for improved results.
  • Fixed an error that slowed down Geneva Agent installation.
  • Version updates for Include Stack.
  • General improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.0.5388.1701

This update was released in August 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Agent MSI from downloading on the first try.
  • Modified app attach on-demand registration.
  • Enhanced the AgentUpdateTelemetry parameter to help with StackFlighting data.
  • Removed unnecessary WebRTC health check.
  • Fixed an issue with the RDAgentMetadata parameter.

Version 1.0.5100.1100

This update was released in August 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Agent first-party extensions architecture completed.
  • Fixed Teams error related to Azure Virtual Desktop telemetry.
  • RDAgentBootloader - revision update to 1.0.4.0.
  • SessionHostHealthCheckReport is now centralized in a NuGet package to be shared with first-party Teams.
  • Fixes to AppAttach.

Version 1.0.4739.1000

This update was released in July 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Report session load to Log Analytics for admins to get information on when MaxSessionLimit is reached.
  • Adding AADTenant ID claim to the registration token.
  • Report closing errors to diagnostics explicitly.

Version 1.0.4574.1600

This update was released in June 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed broker URL cache to address Agent Telemetry calls.
  • Fixed some network-related issues.
  • Created two new mechanisms to trigger health checks.
  • Additional general bug fixes and agent upgrades.

Version 1.0.4230.1600

This update was released in March 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Fixes an issue with the agent health check result being empty for the first agent heart beat.
  • Added Azure VM ID to the WVDAgentHealthStatus Log Analytics table.
  • Updated the agent's update logic to install the Geneva Monitoring agent sooner.

Version 1.0.4119.1500

This update was released in February 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Fixes an issue with arithmetic overflow casting exceptions.
  • Updated the agent to now start the Azure Instance Metadata Service (IMDS) when the agent starts.
  • Fixes an issue that caused Sandero name pipe service start ups to be slow when the VM has no registration information.
  • General bug fixes and agent improvements.

Version 1.0.4009.1500

This update was released in January 2022 and includes the following changes:

  • Added logging to better capture agent update telemetry.
  • Updated the agent's Azure Instance Metadata Service health check to be Azure Stack HCI-friendly.

Version 1.0.3855.1400

This update was released December 2021 and has the following changes:

  • Fixes an issue that caused an unhandled exception.
  • This version now supports Azure Stack HCI by retrieving VM metadata from the Azure Arc service.
  • This version now allows built-in stacks to be automatically updated if its version number is beneath a certain threshold.
  • The UrlsAccessibleCheck health check now only gets the URL until the path delimiter to prevent 404 errors.

Version 1.0.3719.1700

This update was released November 2021 and has the following changes:

  • Updated agent error messages.
  • Fixes an issue with the agent restarting every time the side-by-side stack was updated.
  • General agent improvements.

Version 1.0.3583.2600

This update was released October 2021 and it fixes an issue where upgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 11 disabled the side-by-side stack.

Version 1.0.3373.2605

This update was released September 2021 and it fixes an issue with package deregistration getting stuck when using MSIX App Attach.

Version 1.0.3373.2600

This update was released September 2021 and has the following changes:

  • General agent improvements.
  • Fixes issues with restarting the agent on Windows 7 VMs.
  • Fixes an issue with fields in the WVDAgentHealthStatus table not showing up correctly.

Version 1.0.3130.2900

This update was released July 2021 and has the following changes:

  • General improvements and bug fixes.
  • Fixes an issue with getting the host pool path for Intune registration.
  • Added logging to better diagnose agent issues.
  • Fixes an issue with orchestration timeouts.

Version 1.0.3050.2500

This update was released July 2021 and has the following changes:

  • Updated internal monitors for agent health.
  • Updated retry logic for stack health.

Version 1.0.2990.1500

This update was released April 2021 and has the following changes:

  • Updated agent error messages.
  • Added an exception that prevents you from installing non-Windows 7 agents on Windows 7 VMs.
  • Has updated heartbeat service logic.

Version 1.0.2944.1400

This update was released April 2021 and has the following changes:

  • Placed links to the Azure Virtual Desktop Agent troubleshooting guide in the event viewer logs for agent errors.
  • Added an additional exception for better error handling.
  • Added the WVDAgentUrlTool.exe that allows customers to check which required URLs they can access.

Version 1.0.2866.1500

This update was released March 2021 and it fixes an issue with the stack health check.

Version 1.0.2800.2802

This update was released March 2021 and it has general improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.0.2800.2800

This update was released March 2021 and it fixes a reverse connection issue.

Version 1.0.2800.2700

This update was released February 2021 and it fixes an access denied orchestration issue.