How to Create SCCM Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence

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There are methods in SCCM to upgrade existing Windows 10 devices to the newest version of Windows 10 1709. The latest version of Windows 10 1709 is called Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. One way to upgrade Windows 10 is using “Windows 10 servicing” option available in SCCM CB 1706. The other way is using the method which I’m going to explain in this post. In this post, we will see “How to Create SCCM Windows 10 1709 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence.”

Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial here

Let’s understand – what is SCCM Task Sequence ?– A task sequence performs multiple steps or actions on a client computer at the command line level. This is done without any user intervention. Select the type of task sequence to create. There is a task sequence template (out of the box) to upgrade windows 10 operating system to the latest version.

How to Create Windows 10 OS Upgrade Package in SCCM?

SCCM Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence

Before starting about creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence. Let’s complete the prerequisite. The prerequisite is to create Windows 10 operating system upgrade package.

Navigate via SCCM CB console –  Software Library workspace, right-click the Operating System Upgrade Packages node, then select Add Operating System Upgrade Package.

Browse to the data source for the operating system upgrade package. Specify the operating system upgrade package. Provide the Windows 10 1709 Enterprise x86 or x64 binary network share location. Select the Architecture of the Windows 10 and the base language.

On the next page, enter the name of the Windows 10 1709 upgrade package. And that is it you are done.

Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial here

How to Create Windows 10 1709 in-place Upgrade Task Sequence

Navigate via SCCM CB console – Software Library workspace – right-click the Task Sequences node, and then select Create Task Sequence. On the Create a new task sequence page, select Upgrade an operating system from upgrade package and then click Next.

Enter the name of the Task sequence – Windows 10 1709 Enterprise Upgrade. Upgrade the Windows operating system page of the wizard you need to select the Windows 10 1709 upgrade package which we created as a first step. The wizard will list down all the available Windows 10 editions as part of Windows 10 upgrade package.

How to Create SCCM Windows 10 1709 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence

Select the Windows 10 1709 Edition – Enterprise x64 

With this upgrade task sequence, I’m planning to upgrade Windows 10 Enterprise version to the latest one called Fall Creators Update (1709 – RS3). Also, you can enter licensing details if you have any. Otherwise, you can use KMS server to activate Windows after the upgrade (Whenever required).

Select the Software Updates should be installed 

If you are already having an enterprise version of Window 10 1703 then, it won’t ask for activation again (after the 1709 upgrade). In the “Include software updates” page of Create Task Sequence, we have 3 options.

  • Required for installation – Mandatory software updates only
  • Available for installation – All Software Updates
  • Do not install any software updates.

On the next page, we can select the applications to be installed as part of Windows 10 1709 upgrade process. I have added Mozilla Forex as part of Windows 10 1709 in-place upgrade.

Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial here

SCCM Windows 10 1709 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence

Overview SCCM CB Windows 10 in-place upgrade Task Sequence

There are 5 groups in Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 Upgrade task sequence. Prepare for Upgrade is the first stage where it will analyse the machine whether it’s eligible to Windows 10 1709 upgrade. Enough disk space and memory are available in the machine or not.

Upgrade the operating system is the task sequence group where the actual in-place upgrade of Windows 10 1709 will happen. Post installation is the stage where we set the installation of the packages or application.

One group missing in the video tutorial and that is Software Update group or task. The last and final group of this Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence is for rollback. This action will take place when the upgrade is failed.

SCCM Windows 10 1709 In-Place Upgrade Task Sequence

Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial here

Success: The task sequence has been created successfully.   
Success: Create a new task sequence - • Name: Windows 10 Enterprise Upgrade   
Success: Upgrade the Windows operating system - • Installation source media:  Win10  en-US• Edition index: 3   
Success: Include software updates• Install software updates: Do not install any software updates   
Success: Install applications• Install application: Mozilla Firefox (ach)• If an application installation fails, continue installing other applications in the list: No

Reference :-

  • Create a task sequence to upgrade an operating system in SCCM – here
  • Perform an in-place upgrade to Windows 10 using SCCM CB – here

10 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Anoop,

    Thanks for this article.
    However I would like understand how to do in place upgrade when enterprise have multiple language Windows 10.

    Thanks
    Monojit

  2. Hey Anoop – Thanks for sharing this… We’re looking to create new OSD Task sequence with the help of MDT – where we’ll create refrence image and then capture that using MDT, if possible could you share some info about that.

  3. CAS.log is telling me the content is 22gb so of course my cache size is too small. I’m confused though because the content source folder is just over 4gb. Where is the 22gb coming from? Is my only option to increase the cache size?

  4. Hi Anoop, Thanks for your posting on the in place upgrade. I couldn’t able to find where we can configure the capture and restore user state in the Upgrade OS task sequences.

    I am having a laptop with installed windows 7 and i need to do a in place upgrade to Windows 10 without removing a data. so in this case where i should do the configuration for the capture and restore data?

    I refereed also the USMT package creation steps and understood that we need to create a custom task sequence Edit with add capture and restore state in the TS and deploy. So i am confused.

    For doing a in place upgrade, we should first create a custom TS and do capture data and store onto Migration point and then create a another TS to upgrade OS by following your above steps and complete installation and then again need to create another custom TS for restoring data from Migration point?

    Are these above are the flow ?

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