Azure Monitor Agent –the new unified client that is replacing MMA (or the Log Analytics agent)– has, up to now, been considered a server agent because of its dependency of the Arc agent. It’s not that AMA wouldn’t install and work on a Windows 10 or Windows 11 workstation, it’s just that it was not supported and would not install without the Arc agent. And it wasn’t really a technical barrier, but instead there were checks and balances in the Windows Installer (MSI) file that verified the existence of the Arc agent before it would install.
Well, that is now changing. Those checks and balances have now been removed.
In public preview, there’s a new MSI file that allows the installation of the AMA on any Windows 10 or Windows 11 system.