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Automatic updates are enabled#

Operational Excellence · Virtual Machine · Azure.VM.Updates

Ensure automatic updates are enabled at deployment.

Description#

Window virtual machines (VMs) have automatic updates turned on at deployment time by default. The option can be enabled/ disabled at deployment time or updated for VM scale sets.

Enabling this option does not prevent automatic updates being disabled or reconfigured within the operating system after deployment.

Recommendation#

Enable automatic updates at deployment time, then reconfigure as required to meet patch management requirements.


Last update: 2021-09-24