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Can Windows 10 Enterprise 1607 (or Any Branch) be upgraded to the next branch using "Windows Update" in the "Settings" panel

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  • Good Day everyone and thank you,

    Here is my question. Well before that let me set the question up. My manager swears that we had a user that went into the "Settings" Panel on his Windows 10 Enterprise, branch 1511 workstation. Clicked on "Check for Updates", received the "Upgrade" to 1611 and was successfully able to upgrade his workstation. Now he wants us to troubleshoot it to "Root" cause. I have been telling him that there is no way that the user could have dont that. Since Windows 10 Enterprise cannot be upgraded over the internet using the "Settings" panel. I know Enterprise cannot be upgraded using the "Media Creation Tool"

    The question is: Can upgrading Windows 10 Enterprise be upgraded this way?

    Can someone show me a link that points this out. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:11 PM

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  • Hi mrgonzales,

    The short answer is "yes, you can".

    Are you using WSUS to control the Windows Update? Have you configured the "defer update" option or gpo to delay the update?

    If you are using the WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) service to control the updates, we could block the upgrade update package from the WSUS.
    If you have configured the "Defer update" gpo(WUFB(Windows Update for business)), we will get the upgrade pacakge from Windows Update directly though you have configured the WSUS once the delay time has come. 

    For more information about the upgrade rule, please refer to the following link.
    Overview of Windows as a service
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/waas-overview

    For more information about WUFB, please refer to the following link.
    Windows Update for Business explained
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/beanexpert/2015/11/15/windows-update-for-business-explained/

    In addition, we could check the windowsupdate.log for detailed information about the upgrade package.

    Best regards

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    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:44 AM
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  • Yes you can.

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    Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:41 PM
  • The LTSB version cannot be upgraded that way, but the CB and CBB version can:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/waas-overview

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/33703.difference-between-ltsb-cb-cbb-for-windows-10.aspx


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    Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:23 PM
  • Hi mrgonzales,

    The short answer is "yes, you can".

    Are you using WSUS to control the Windows Update? Have you configured the "defer update" option or gpo to delay the update?

    If you are using the WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) service to control the updates, we could block the upgrade update package from the WSUS.
    If you have configured the "Defer update" gpo(WUFB(Windows Update for business)), we will get the upgrade pacakge from Windows Update directly though you have configured the WSUS once the delay time has come. 

    For more information about the upgrade rule, please refer to the following link.
    Overview of Windows as a service
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/itpro/windows/manage/waas-overview

    For more information about WUFB, please refer to the following link.
    Windows Update for Business explained
    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/beanexpert/2015/11/15/windows-update-for-business-explained/

    In addition, we could check the windowsupdate.log for detailed information about the upgrade package.

    Best regards

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Friday, March 17, 2017 1:44 AM
    Moderator