How to Create SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Configuration Manager ConfigMgr

How to Create SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Configuration Manager ConfigMgr. 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 the “Windows 10 servicing” option available in SCCM CB 1706. The other way is using the method I will 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

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 the windows 10 operating system to the latest version.

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How to Create SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Configuration Manager ConfigMgr
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Before creating the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence, let’s complete the prerequisite. The prerequisite is to make 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 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 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

How to Create Windows 10 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 all the available Windows 10 editions as part of the Windows 10 upgrade package.

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Select the Windows 10 1709 Edition – Enterprise x64 

With this upgrade task sequence, I plan 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 the KMS server to activate Windows after the upgrade (Whenever required).

Select the Software Updates that should be installed 

If you already have an enterprise version of Windows 10 1703, 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.

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

Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial How to Create SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Configuration Manager ConfigMgr

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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 analyze the machine to determine whether it’s eligible for Windows 10 1709 upgrade. Enough disk space and memory are available in the device 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 is the 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.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Video Tutorial

  • 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

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc……………

10 thoughts on “How to Create SCCM Windows 10 Upgrade Task Sequence Configuration Manager ConfigMgr”

  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

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  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.

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  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?

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  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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