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Check all W7 machines in enterprise for W10 Compatibility RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there away to check all the machines via SCCM  that doesn't involve copying the W10 media locally?

    As an alternative, we would like our users to run a compatibility check on the current machine before selecting W10 as the OS on their new machine. Is there a user friendly tool? I would prefer not to have them download the W10 media (3gbs). There also the language issue to deal with too.

    Thanks for any tips you have

    Dave

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 5:56 PM

Answers

  • Yes, http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2015/08/11/download-application-compatibility-toolkit-act-for-windows-10.aspx

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    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by dmathieu2 Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:39 AM
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:29 AM

All replies

  • SCCM Win 10 deployment : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt297520(v=vs.85).aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt426642(v=vs.85).aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:19 PM
    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 11:26 PM
  • Hi dmathieu2,

    The main issue is to upgrade to Windows 10, right?

    Are you using volume license key and using Enterprise version?

    For the compatibility issue, we should check both the software and the hardware. For the software, we should made a test for all the applications in a virtual machine.
    For the hardware compatibility, we should check the device manufacturer website for the Windows 10 compatible driver version. If they haven`t released the Windows 10 compatible version, please contact the device manufacturer support for help.

    The Enterprise version is not included in the upgrade process for free.
    If you are using volume license key, we may need to contact our Volume Licensing Service Center for approving the Windows 10 upgrade.
    Welcome to the Volume Licensing Service Center
    https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx

    Then we could refer to the links as arnavsharma posted to do the upgrade.

    Best regards


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    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:19 PM
    • Marked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:31 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Karen Hu Tuesday, February 2, 2016 9:31 AM
    Thursday, January 21, 2016 6:13 AM
  • Yes we are using KMS and no we are using Pro.

    It sounds like its not really posible to easily scan machines prior to the upgrade, unless you actually run the setup.exe from the install media with the  /scanonly switch. Is that right?

    We are just tying to be proactive before we start pushing the W10 upgrade via SCCM.

    Thanks

    Thursday, January 21, 2016 6:38 PM
  • I can't believe I missed this... What about ACT (application compatibility toolkit). Would this be a feasible method to check machines in an enterprise environment?

    Thanks

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:07 AM
  • Yes, http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2015/08/11/download-application-compatibility-toolkit-act-for-windows-10.aspx

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    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:35 PM
    • Marked as answer by dmathieu2 Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:39 AM
    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:29 AM
  • Hi dmathieu2,

    How about the issue, is there anything to update?

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help

    Best regards


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    Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:59 AM
  • Dave, it would be nice to hear your results using ACT, because I have found it to not very useful.  It appears to be "Community" driven, but still doesn't have a lot of information in it.  I don't believe the database that is used to check your compatibility using GWX is included in the ACT tool.  So pretty much, if you are a Pro user and are being faced with a deadline of upgrading by July, you are kinda on your own as no one appears to be providing any good information on purpose.  If you are an Enterprise customer, you have no deadline and can wait to do the upgrades. We have found our Software compatibility problems by having to troubleshoot failure to upgrade.  That involves having to sit in front of the machine and watch it to see when it fails.  Kinda stinks when you are trying to upgrade machines at various locations electronically.  We have had several failures for one reason or another for the machines we are testing with.  Pointing someone to the ACT Tool is not a good enough answer, I don't think, but I guess the people recommending it aren't using it or there would be more praise for it.  Previously(Windows 7 upgrades), there was a compatibility tool that actually would check compatibility!
    Friday, February 5, 2016 3:02 PM
  • Hi JuliegNH,

    You are absolutely correct, the lack of information is very disappointing. The fact that MS TAM doesn't even mention it during our call about app compatibility says a lot. We have moved on...

    We are currently looking at a product from RefreshIT called InSight PC. It uses a connector to pull computer and application information from our SCCM environment and validates application compatibility against their DB.

    I will keep you posted...

    Dave

    Friday, February 5, 2016 3:15 PM
  • Hello,

    We would like to use a tool as user friendly the the home user upgrade to see result of app compatibility.

    As we do silent upgrade to Windows 10 all we get is error code back from the setup and then we copy the logs into a directory so we can analyze. This is not a good solution for our helpdesk and it would be very helpful if we there is a standalone tool that can launch the compatibility check in UI and present the results.

    If this is part of the ACT toolkit then i have not found it.

    Anyone know if there is a standalone tool for this?

    /Fredrik

    Monday, February 8, 2016 9:32 AM