Known issues: Windows 365 Enterprise and Frontline

The following items are known issues for Windows 365 Enterprise.

First-time Cloud PC sign-in triggers Impossible Travel Location alert

When using Conditional Access, a user who signs in to a Cloud PC for the first time might trigger an impossible travel location alert.

Troubleshooting steps: Follow these steps to investigate risk to verify that the activity matches the expected behavior for the user, based on their physical location and the location of the Cloud PC.

Watermarking support in Windows 365

Watermarking support is configured on session hosts and enforced by the Remote Desktop client. The settings for Watermarking support can be configured via Group Policy (GPO) or the Intune Settings Catalog. The default for the QR code embedded content setting doesn't allow administrators to look up device information from leaked images for Cloud PCs.

Troubleshooting steps: Ensure that the QR code embedded content setting is configured to Device ID either in the GPO or in the Intune Settings Catalog for the Intune Configuration profile used to configure Watermarking support.

For more information, see Administrative template for Azure Virtual Desktop.

Missing start menu and taskbar when using iPad and the Remote Desktop app to access a Cloud PC

When non-local admin users sign in to a Cloud PC by uinsg an iPad and the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, the start menu and task bar might be missing from the Windows 11 user interface.

Troubleshooting steps: Make sure that you have the latest version of Remote Desktop Client as found here. In addition, you can also sign in to the Cloud PC by using windows365.microsoft.com.

Restore and automatic rolling credentials

Many devices registered with Active Directory might have a machine account password that is automatically updated. By default, these passwords are updated every 30 days. This automation applies to hybrid joined PCs but not Microsoft Entra Native PCs.

The machine account password is maintained on the Cloud PC. If the Cloud PC is restored to a point that has a previous password stored, the Cloud PC won't be able to sign onto the domain.

For more information, see Machine Account Password Process.

Cursor visible location offset from actual position

In a remote desktop session, when you select one position in a text file, the cursor in the Cloud PC has some offset with the real position.

Possible cause: In high DPI mode, both the server and Cloud PC browser scale the cursor. This conflict results in an offset between the visible cursor position and the actual cursor focus.

Troubleshooting steps: Turn off high DPI mode.

Outlook only downloads one month of mail

Outlook only downloads one month of previous mail and this can't be changed in Outlook settings.

Troubleshooting steps:

  1. Launch registry editor.
  2. Remove the syncwindowsetting regkey under the path \HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\office\16.0\outlook\cached mode.
  3. Add the syncwindowsetting regkey with the value 1 under the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Cached Mode.

After you complete these steps, the default will be one month. However, the download period can be changed in Outlook settings.

In-place Windows upgrade may change computer name

Upgrading an existing Cloud PC between release versions of Windows 10 to Windows 11 may cause the computer name to be changed to a name with a prefix of "pps" while leaving the Intune device name unchanged.

Troubleshooting steps: Find and manage the Cloud PC in Microsoft Intune by using the unchanged Intune device name, either through the Devices > All devices list or the Devices > Windows 365 > All Cloud PCs list.

Windows 365 provisioning fails

Windows 365 provisioning failures may occur because both:

  • the Desired State Configuration (DSC) extension isn't signed and
  • the PowerShell Execution policy is set to Allsigned in the Group Policy Object (GPO)

Troubleshooting steps:

  1. Did the Azure network connection (ANC) fail with the following error: "An internal error occurred. The virtual machine deployment timed out."?
  2. If yes, review the related GPO. Is PowerShell Execution set to AllSigned?
  3. If it is, either remove the GPO or reset the PowerShell Execution to Unrestricted.
  4. Retry the ANC health check. If the check succeeds, retry provisioning.

Cloud PC reports as not compliant for compliance policy

The following device compliance settings report as Not applicable when being evaluated for a Cloud PC:

  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • Require encryption of data storage on device.

The following device compliance settings may report as Not Compliant when being evaluated for a Cloud PC:

  • Require BitLocker
  • Require Secure Boot to be enabled on the device. Cloud PC support for Secure boot functionality is now available to all customers.

Troubleshooting steps to enable secure boot on the Cloud PC:

  1. Reprovision the specific Cloud PC.

Troubleshooting steps to remove not compliant settings:

  1. Create a filter for all Cloud PCs.
  2. For any existing device compliance policies that both evaluate to a Cloud PC and contain either of the Not Compliant settings, use this new filter to exclude Cloud PCs from the policy assignment.
  3. Create a new device compliance policy without either of the Not Compliant settings and use this new filter to include Cloud PCs for the policy assignment.

Single sign-on users see a dialog to allow remote desktop connection during the connection attempt

When enabling single sign-on, you're prompted to authenticate to Microsoft Entra ID and allow the Remote Desktop connection when launching a connection to a new Cloud PC. Microsoft Entra remembers up to 15 devices for 30 days before prompting again. If you see this dialog, select Yes to connect.

To prevent this dialog from being shown, you can create a pre-consented device group. Follow the instructions to configure a target device group to get started.

Single sign-on user connections are being denied through Microsoft Entra Conditional Access

Possible cause: To log in through single sign-on, the remote desktop client requests an access token to the Microsoft Remote Desktop app in Microsoft Entra, which may be the cause of the failed connection.

Troubleshooting: Follow the steps to troubleshoot sign-in problems.

Single sign-on users are immediately disconnected when the Cloud PC locks

When single sign-on isn't used, users can opt see the Cloud PC lock screen and enter credentials to unlock their Windows session. However, when single sign-on is used, the Cloud PC fully disconnects the session so that:

  1. Users can use passwordless authentication to unlock their Cloud PC.
  2. Conditional Access policies and multifactor authentication can be enforced when unlocking the Cloud PC.

Single sign-on users aren't asked to reauthenticate to Microsoft Entra ID when connecting from an unmanaged device

When using single sign-on, all authentication behavior (including supported credential types and sign-in frequency) is driven through Microsoft Entra ID.

Troubleshooting: To enforce periodic reauthentication through Microsoft Entra ID, create a Conditional Access policy using the sign-in frequency control.

I don’t see the Cloud PC reports on the Intune admin center Devices > Overview page

If you turned on the Use Devices preview setting in the Intune admin center, the Cloud PC performance (preview) tab, Cloud PCs with connection quality issues report, and Cloud PCs with low utilization report aren't on the Overview page.

Troubleshooting steps: Turn off the Use Devices preview toggle in the upper right corner of the Devices > Overview page.

Cloud PC is stuck in a restart loop after a restore or resize action

Possible cause: This issue might occur for Cloud PCs provisioned before July 2022 that use either:

  • MSFT Attack Surface Reduction rules (for example, Manage attack surface reduction settings with endpoint security policies in Microsoft Intune | Microsoft Learn), or
  • Third party solutions that block the install language script execution during the post-provisioning process.

Cloud PCs provisioned after July 2022 don’t encounter this issue.

Troubleshooting steps: Determine the root cause:

  1. Search the Windows Event log. If the system shows the following reboot event (1074), continue to step 2.
The process C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe (<CPC Name>) has initiated the restart of computer <CPC Name> on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: Application: Maintenance (Planned)
Reason Code: 0x80040001
Shutdown Type: restart
Comment: DSC is restarting the computer.
  1. Run Get-DscConfigurationStatus in an elevated command window. If the result shows a reboot pending for a job, continue to step 3.
  2. Run Get-DscConfiguration in an elevated command window. If the results show the DSC that installs the language, continue to the Resolution section.

Resolution: To stop the restart loop, try either of these options:

  • Remove the ASR policies, or switch policies to Audit mode, and then apply the new policies to the Cloud PC.

  • In an elevated command window, run the following command to reboot the job:

    Remove-DSCConfiguration -Stage Pending,Current,Previous -Verbose

Cloud PC connection issues for GCC High government customers

Some GCC High government customers whose resources are deployed to `microsoft.us`` environments may encounter issues connecting to their Cloud PC using web clients or the Safari browser.

Possible cause: The issue occurs when the web client or the Safari browser blocks third-party cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies set by a domain other than the one you're visiting.

For GCC High customers with resources deployed to microsoft.us environments, the microsoft.us cookies are considered third-party cookies by the web client or the Safari browser. This consideration is because the web client/Safari browser uses the Cloud PC’s domain name, which is different from microsoft.us, to determine the first-party domain. If the web client/Safari browser blocks third-party cookies, it prevents the microsoft.us cookies from:

  • being stored.
  • used for authentication and authorization.

As a result, you can’t connect to your Cloud PC session.

Troubleshooting steps: Allow third-party cookies from microsoft.us in your:

  • Web client or Safari browser settings, or
  • Group Policy.

This change lets the web client/Safari browser store and use the microsoft.us cookies for connecting to your Cloud PC session.

Windows Security reports Memory Integrity is off. Your device may be vulnerable.

Windows Security reports Memory Integrity is off. Your device may be vulnerable.

In the Cloud PC's Windows Systems Information, you might also see that the Virtualization-based security (VBS) row shows Enabled but not running.

This issue can be caused when the Intune tenant configuration requires Direct Memory Access (DMA), which Cloud PCs don’t support. Currently, if DMA is required in a VBS policy used by a Cloud PC, the VBS policy won’t run.

Troubleshooting steps: In the Intune policies used by the Cloud PC, remove the DMA requirement from Virtualization-based security BS Required Security Properties. Make sure your VBS configurations still provide your desired security.

Teams isn’t enforcing screen capture protection

When screen capture protection is enabled, Teams on Windows 365 Cloud PCs isn’t enforcing screen capture protection.

Troubleshooting steps:

  • Confirm that the WebRTC version is up-to-date.

  • Confirm that the screen capture protection policy is configured correctly to have client and server selected:

    1. Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center, select Devices > Configuration > choose the policy.
    2. Under Configuration settings, make sure the following is chosen: Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Azure Virtual Desktop:
      • Enable screen capture protection = Enable
      • Screen Capture Protection Options = Block screen capture on client and server

Next steps

Troubleshoot Windows 365 Enterprise Cloud PC