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Win 10 Enterprise CBB Upgrade AFTER End of Life?

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  • Let's say we are on 1511 (CBB) and still don't have systems upgraded to 1607 or 1703 (for instance) by Fall of this year and 1511 goes End of Life. Will we still be able to upgrade to 1607 or even 1703 CBB after it hits End of Life so that we can resume applying critical updates, or is our only choice to switch those systems over to LTSB or reimage with a later build? Are there any nagging system messages once End of Life is reached? Thanks!
    Friday, April 28, 2017 5:06 PM

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  • Hi ,

    Yes, it will upgrade when reaches end of lifetime. Basically, CBB is a configuration state, meaning that if a computer has the Defer Updates and Upgrades flag enabled. When it reaches end of lifetime, it will stop deferring updates and Upgrades. If you do not want to upgrade, we could consider setting up a WSUS server to block Feature update. Take it as a workaround.

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    • Marked as answer by JackalAR Monday, May 1, 2017 1:03 PM
    Monday, May 1, 2017 7:01 AM
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  • Hi ,

    Yes, it will upgrade when reaches end of lifetime. Basically, CBB is a configuration state, meaning that if a computer has the Defer Updates and Upgrades flag enabled. When it reaches end of lifetime, it will stop deferring updates and Upgrades. If you do not want to upgrade, we could consider setting up a WSUS server to block Feature update. Take it as a workaround.

    Best regards

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    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by JackalAR Monday, May 1, 2017 1:03 PM
    Monday, May 1, 2017 7:01 AM
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  • Thanks! Just confirming that the update will, of course, not be applied if it hasn't been approved in WSUS / pushed via SCCM correct?
    Monday, May 1, 2017 1:19 PM
  • Hi ,

    Yes, it will not upgrade if you did not approve it.

    Best regards

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    Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:36 AM
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