Windows 10 21H2 update from 2004 or later versions will be through an enablement package. The enablement package update experience is similar to Windows 10 cumulative update experience. So, Windows 10 21H2 update is going to be an easy one!
Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 21H2 Update or upgrade would be through the enablement package. Microsoft released a blog post about all the features delivered through 21H2 on the 15th of July 2021. The 21H2 update is more focused on productivity and security.
This 21H2 update will be the last exciting update for Windows 10 for sure. This is because we are all waiting for Windows 11 production release later this year. Windows 11 comes with a further update or servicing cascade.
Windows 10 21H2 Update with Enablement Package
The enablement package is helpful for all the deployment mechanisms. Microsoft will deliver Windows 10 21H2 enablement package through WSUS/SCCM and WUfB/Intune. The WSUS/SCCM Product classification for enablement package update is Upgrades.
The following is the sample screenshot of the enablement package patch. I don’t think you can download the enablement package from the Windows update website. I have more details about the 20H1 enablement package and WUfB deployments in the following post. The easiest option(s) is to upgrade to the latest version of Windows.
Windows 10 21H2 Upgrade Process | Windows 10 21H2 Update
Windows 10 21H2 upgrade process will be similar to the monthly patching process. The post mentioned that Microsoft plans to deliver Windows 10, version 21H2 using servicing technology used for the monthly update process. This confirms it will be delivered as an enablement package.
Also, there is confirmation from Gabe Frost on Twitter that Windows 10 21H2 update will be delivered as an enablement package. He was replying to the question that Johan Arwidmark raised.
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Anoop C Nair is Microsoft MVP! He is a Device Management Admin 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.