In the previous post, I explained about Creating Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence in SCCM CB. I didn’t provide the details about distributing the Windows 10 1709 content to DPs, Deployment of Task Sequence and end user experience of this type of upgrade. In this post, we will have a video experience of windows 10 1709 upgrade using SCCM Task Sequence.
Windows 10 1709 Upgrade using Task Sequence Video here
SCCM CB Server Side Preparation for Windows 10 1709 Upgrade
Distribute Required Contents to DPs
SCCM admin should make sure all the Windows 10 1709 upgrade package is distributed to all the required DPs. Also, we need to make sure all the contents referenced in the task sequence should be replicated to DPs.
We can start the content distribution from Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence. Right click on the Task Sequence and click on Distribute Content. This action will initiate the content distribution of all the pending packages.
Make sure that all the referenced packages in the task sequence are successfully replicated to your DPs. Otherwise, the Windows 10 1709 upgrade will fail. More details in the video tutorial “Learn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”
Deploy the Task Sequence to Windows 10 1703 Machines
Once the content of all the required applications, packages, and OS upgrade packages have been replicated to DPs then, we can create a deployment. The Task Sequence should be deployed to all the required Windows 10 machines in your environment.
But, don’t deploy the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence to all the Windows 10 1703 machines. The upgrade should be a phase wise approach. Initially, we should deploy this upgrade task sequence to a couple of Windows 10 machines. Once those two deployments are successful then, we can deploy the task sequence to next set of test devices.
In my opinion, we should start the Window 10 upgrade deployment as “Available”. The optional task sequence empowers users to upgrade their machines to 1709 whenever they want to perform the upgrade.
Right click on the Task Sequence and click on “Deploy” option. More details in the video tutorial “Learn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”
Windows 10 Client Side Experience of Upgrade Process
Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence will be available in Software Center. We have created Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence as an optional deployment. The user will have to open the Software Center and start the upgrade process. This can be done by clicking on “Install” button as you can see in the video.
All the task sequence steps explained in my previous post are performed as part of Windows 10 1709 upgrade. More details about the steps available SCCM Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence.
Windows 10 device will go through multiple restarts during the process of the upgrade, and this process is explained in the following video. More details “Learn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”