Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence

Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence. In the previous post, I explained how to Create a Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence in SCCM CB.

I didn’t provide details about distributing the Windows 10 1709 content to DPs, Deploying the Task Sequence, or describing the end-user experience of this type of upgrade.

In this post, we will experience the Windows 10 1709 upgrade using the SCCM Task Sequence in video form. The SCCM admin should ensure that the Windows 10 1709 upgrade package is distributed to all the required DPs and that all the contents referenced in the task sequence are replicated to DPs.

We can start the content distribution from the 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.

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Learn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence

Ensure all the referenced packages in the task sequence are successfully replicated to your DPs. Otherwise, the Windows 10 1709 upgrade will fail. 

Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Video 1

SCCM CB Server Side Preparation for Windows 10 1709 UpgradeDistribute Required Contents to DPs

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 your environment’s required Windows 10 machines.

More details in the video tutorialLearn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”

Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence - Fig.1
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Fig.1

Deploy the Task Sequence to Windows 10 1703 Machines

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.

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Once those two deployments are successful, we can deploy the task sequence to the next set of test devices. In my opinion, we should start the Windows 10 upgrade deployment as “Available.” The optional task sequence empowers users to upgrade their machines to 1709 whenever they want to.

Right-click on the Task Sequence and click on the “Deploy” option. More details in the video tutorialLearn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”

Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence - Fig.2
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Fig.2

Windows 10 Client-Side Experience of Upgrade Process

Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence will be available in the Software Center. We have created the Windows 10 1709 upgrade task sequence as an optional deployment.

The user must open the Software Center and start the upgrade process. As the video shows, this can be done by clicking on the “Install” button.

Windows 10 Client-Side Experience of Upgrade Process
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Operating Systems
Windows 10 Enterprise Upgrade
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Table 1
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence - Fig.3
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Fig.3

All the task sequence steps explained in my previous post are performed as part of the Windows 10 1709 upgrade. The SCCM Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Task Sequence provides more details about the steps.

Windows 10 devices will experience multiple restarts during the upgrade process, as explained in the following video. For more details, see “Learn How to Windows 10 1709 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence.”

Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence - Fig.4
Windows 10 Upgrade Using SCCM Task Sequence – Fig.4

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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 a 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.

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