Let’s check the Windows Feature Update Device Readiness Intune Reports from Intune, Endpoint Manager portal. The Windows feature update device readiness report provides a device-level view of compatibility risks associated with an upgrade or update to a chosen version of Windows.
With Intune, you can deploy updates to Windows 10/11 devices by using policies for Update rings for Windows 10 and later and Feature updates for Windows 10 and later.
You can check the options to upgrade to Windows 11 using Intune Feature Update Deployment Policy. This is the only policy that upgrades Intune managed Windows 10 PCs into Windows 11 version.
To help prepare for update deployments, Intune offers integrated reports to help you understand compatibility risks that might impact your devices during or after an update:
We have a list of Intune Default Reports that provides more details about Intune default reports in a series of posts. You can refer to Intune default posts from HTMD Blog.
- Latest Intune Admin Portal Walkthrough Guide | MEM Admin Center
- Intune Reporting Issue: Expedite Windows Security Patch Deployment
- List of Intune Default Reports Reporting Strategies Advanced Reporting Options
To use reports, you must first ensure that prerequisites are met and that devices are properly configured for data collection.
Prerequisites – Windows Feature Update Device Readiness Intune Report
The Windows feature update device readiness require users of enrolled devices to have one of the following licenses:
- Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 or E5 (included in Microsoft 365 F3, E3, or E5)
- Windows 10/11 Education A3 or A5 (included in Microsoft 365 A3 or A5)
- Windows 10/11 Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) per user
To be eligible for the Windows feature update device readiness reports, devices must:
- Run a supported version of Windows 10 or later with the latest cumulative update
- Be Azure AD joined or hybrid Azure AD joined
- Be managed by Intune (including co-managed devices) or a supported version of the Configuration Manager client with tenant attach enabled
- Have Windows diagnostic data enabled at the Required level or higher
Users must be assigned an Intune role with the Managed devices. In addition, to use the Windows feature update device readiness report (preview), users must also have the Roles > Read permission. This permission is included in the following built-in roles:
- Endpoint Security Manager
- Read Only Operator
- Help Desk Operator
- Intune Role Administrator
Windows Feature Update Device Readiness Intune Report
To view a report across all Windows feature update device readiness –
- Login to the Endpoint Manager Intune portal https://endpoint.microsoft.com/
- Go to Reports > Windows updates.
Select the Reports tab > select Windows Feature Update Device Readiness Report (Preview).
Let’s Configure the following settings –
- Click on Select target OS and choose the version of Windows you plan to deploy.
- Click on the Select scope tag and choose which devices should be in scope for this report.
- Optionally select Ownership and Readiness status to refine the report.
Once the target OS and Scope (Tags) are selected. If you want, you can select Update status and Ownership to refine the report, then Click Generate report to generate Windows feature update device readiness report.
A notification will appear automatically in the top right-hand corner with the message Generating Windows feature update device readiness report. This process can take several minutes. You’ll be notified when report generation is complete.
Once the process completes “Reports successfully generated”, you will get a success message.
Click on Device Name to review details about this device and explore compatibility risks that may impact an upgrade to your selected target OS version.
The following applies to Readiness status:
- Low risk – There are no known compatibility risks associated with the device.
- Medium risk – There are only minor, or non-blocking, compatibility risks associated with this device, such as applications that will be automatically removed during upgrade.
- High risk – There are multiple or blocking compatibility risks associated with this device, such as applications that will block an upgrade.
- Replace device – The device isn’t capable of upgrading to the target OS version.
- Upgraded – The device is already running a version of Windows equal to or greater than the target OS version.
- Unknown – A readiness status couldn’t be determined. Ensure that the device is properly configured to send Windows diagnostic data
Use the Columns property to add or remove columns from the generated report. Click on the Columns, A flyout displays, here you can Check or Uncheck the columns you want to include.
The following columns are available in this report:
- Device name – The name of the device.
- Manufacturer – The manufacturer of the device.
- Model – The model of the device.
- OS Version – The current version of Windows installed on the device.
- Readiness status – A summary of the readiness state of the device.
- Sys req issues – A summary of any system requirements associated with the target OS version that this device doesn’t meet.
- App issues – The number of applications installed on this device with a known compatibility risk associated with the target OS version.
- Driver issues – The number of drivers installed on this device with a known compatibility risk associated with the target OS version.
Select Apply to update and Click Generate again to generate the Windows feature update device readiness report.
Export Windows Feature Update Compatibility Intune Report
You can quickly export reporting data generated. Click on the Export. The popup will appear with the following message when exporting generated Windows feature update device readiness report, Click Yes. This will export data to a compressed comma-separated values (.csv) file.
Note – A notification will appear automatically in the top right-hand corner with the message Export is in progress, and you will get a success message once the process completes.
The report will be automatically downloaded to your browsers, and a notification message will appear Export completed. Extract the downloaded report, Open the CSV file to view the report.
About Author – Jitesh, Microsoft MVP, has over five years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus is Windows 10 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.