Windows 10 Upgrades (1511) via Intune
The Windows 10 1511 Upgrade is not available via Intune. We use Intune as our Update Management platform (small business).
I thought that the Windows update functionality in Intune should be like a WSUS in the Cloud. With peer-Distribution in Windows 10 and in Intune before it should be possible to not overload our Internet line.
If this should not work by design then please Microsoft state clearly which of your products is designed for which Scenario.
Am I missing something obvious here, surely by now this must be possible?
Jelle Van Der Pal commented
I don't belong here and never added any feedback regarding this problem. The last stable Windows rolled out for the Dutch Government was in 2014, Windows 7 Pro.
With WDS and huge amounts of logistic planning involving the purchase of 25.000 laptops and working at a central point of distribution to load the images onto them.
Don't expect that to happen any time soon again.
P.S: I hate laptops now.
This is unbelievable. We are now up to 1709 and still Intune cannot deploy feature pack upgrades! I have computers stuck on 1511 that cannot be updated unless I manually go to each computer or I completely remove Intune! WHAT A JOKE! I've attempted to manually upgrade one notebook this weekend by clicking the 'Check online' option and it's been going all weekend and it's still downloading! For me this is the final straw for Intune. I'll be removing this from all remaining clients starting this week. NOT GOOD ENOUGH MICROSOFT!
This is done under Windows 10 Update Rings. You can control the version CBB / CB, control driver updates, and control HTTP blended peering behind a NAT firewall.
Doug Jones commented
Currently, Windows 10 can be upgraded via the process in this article: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/windows-update-for-business-configure
However this does not allow for scheduling of the upgrades for the OS via the Intune Silverlight Portal for Windows 10 devices enrolled with the Intune Client Software.
Please while I understand the Silverlight Portal is being phased out in change for the Azure Intune Portal, consider adding this feature set to the Silverlight support.
Doug Jones commented
We would like to see the ability on Microsoft Intune to deploy OS upgrades to Windows 10 MDM enroll devices.
Example: Upgrade windows 1511 to 1703
Maxime Rastello (MVP) commented
Currently, when the Intune client is installed on a Windows 10 PCs, it is impossible to configure Feature Upgrade ring and deferral using GPO. The deferral GPO will break the communication between the Intune client and the service.
Currently, there is no supported configuration to allow PC management with Intune client, AND the ability to defer Feature Upgrades.
We desperately need support for:
- A deferral parameter in the Intune agent policy
- Or better, to approve / block / distribute feature upgrades using the Intune admin console and the Intune client
I know that MDM mode is the recommended way to do it, but keep in mind that a LOT of clients are using the Intune agent, espacially for:
- Update approbation / block
- Defender scan dashboard
- EXE-based app deployment
Is there an easy way to transition away from the Intune Desktop Client (which doesn't allow for feature updates) to the new Azure MDM solution (which does allow for feature updates)?
Jack Lewis commented
Intune can now be used to manage the feature update rollout to Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 devices, that are MDM managed, by using the Windows 10 Update Rings feature from the Intune module in the new Azure Portal.
Andrew Yen commented
Isn't that now implemented with that Azure thing? Now I think I can setup distribution rings or something?
Tijs Bouwmans commented
+1 As CSP we are seeing customers having this issue
Tijs Bouwmans commented
An appropriate short term solution could be to disable automatic update trough intune by devices that are managed trough Intune, thus individually updating trough Windows Update online.
Espen Jaegtvik commented
How is this not fixed yet? Windows 10 branches are losing security-support in a few months. This is getting critical
Fábio Bretes Vitor commented
Hey guys, Any news about this? Is quite strange that all Windows 10 enrolled machines (even deployed using Windows 1511) aren't able to be upgraded just using Microsoft Intune. I already tested the scenario availble in the new Azure Portal, but seems not working. Even from 1511 to 1607 (CBB), or from 1607 to 1703 (CB).
Greg Hay commented
The windows 10 creators build is out and we still don't have a way to deploy the windows 10 builds to existing windows 10 devices. We need the ability to deploy windows 10 build changes. When will this happen?
This is weak.
La Var commented
I can not believe this is not even possible for Intune. How is this not possible? Is this being planned? I have clients in different states it would suck that I go and visit them just to upgrade their os from 1511 to 1607 to 1703. Come on Microsoft Help us out here!
Like some of the others here, we have thousands of machines which will need to be upgraded from 1511 to 1607 and later on 1703. If the new upgrade model includes rapid releases of Windows 10 builds, then Intune should have the ability to support that same model. Otherwise, it would seem Intune is failing to deliver what it promised.
Gabriel Burgener commented
We need to enroll the anniversary update per Intune aswell. Please include those updates also in Intune! Big Thanks