Werk #11851: Windows agent MSI checks that Windows OS is appropriate for installation

Component Setup
Title Windows agent MSI checks that Windows OS is appropriate for installation
Date Feb 25, 2021
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Enterprise (CEE)
Checkmk Version 2.1.0i1 2.0.0b8
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

Previously, it was possible to configure the Windows agent in WATO in such a way that installing on older operating systems would cause the Windows agent updater to fail( or make such plugins as mk_jolokia or mk_logwatch more inoperable). For example: setting of the Standard python environment(3.8+ ) and deploy such MSI on Windows 2008. This could cause complete falling out of the host of the monitoring, because the installed standard Python, 3.8+, can't work on Windows 2008.

With this release the problem has been solved. If during deployment configuration is not supported by Windows OS, the installation will not be performed: the MSI will always check Windows version and stops own installation if, Windows OS doesn't match to MSI requirements. The host will continue to operates normally in any case.

Nevertheless, you need to fix the configuration in WATO in the order to make the update for older Windows system. In the case of the aforementioned example, you have to select Deploy legacy environment (Python 3.4 + standard set of modules) in the rule Install Python runtime environment, activate changes and bake the agent.

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