Feature upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Afternoon,

    We are using Intune silverlight portal. I am unable to perform Windows 10 feature upgrades. We still have clients running 1511.

    When I have raised this with Microsoft and  I have been told it is not possible to upgrade 1511 to 1709 from Intune, as if now we don’t have any update that when this feature will be added.

    If anyone is using Intune for Windows 10 updates advice on how do they manage feature upgrades.

    Thank you


    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:14 PM

All replies

  • Are you using the full/fat Intune client agent to manage these systems or are you using MDM to manage them?

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:41 PM
  • Hello Antons,

    According to the following feature request from the Intune Uservoice site, the upgrade 1511 to 1709 is NOT supported if the device is managed as PC with Intune software client installed. However, if the device is MDM enrolled, and managed in the Azure Portal, the feature upgrade is supported. You can refer to here for managing software updates in Azure Portal.

    If the device is managed in the classic portal, you may need to relocate the device to retrieve updates from either the Microsoft Update System or WSUS.

    Best regards,

    Andy Liu

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    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:45 AM
  • We are using fat Intune client. Would you suggest use WSUS for updates and Intune for the rest?

    When I spoke with Microsoft about Intune MDM as I was thinking to migrate all clients to it I got again negative answer.

    "As discussed earlier It is not possible through Intune as there is no such policy to upgrade 1511 to 1709. Intune only allows settings related to applicability of update."

    Would you advice if this is wrong?

    Thank you

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:40 PM
  • That answer is not correct -- or at least it's a short-sighted, misguided answer. MDM management of Windows 10 using Intune leverages Windows Update for Business (which is basically just Windows Update) and thus can definitely upgrade Win 10 to later versions. 

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 2:48 PM
  • Thank you Jason

    Would you recommend then migrating from a fat client into MDM solution?



    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:17 PM
  • Seeing as how the fat client hasn't been improved in many years and isn't in the future roadmap of Microsoft, and those are your only two choices, then yes.

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 6:41 PM
  • Thank you Jason

    Would you have information on the migration from a fat client to MDM? I have been told again it is very manual process.



    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 9:24 AM
  • There is no direct migration; it is a manual process as you note.

    Jason | | @jasonsandys

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:04 PM
  • Thank you for the help

    I am testing the upgrade feature though MDM. However, during the upgrade process local admin rights are required.

    It would be very insecure to make everyone local admin. Please could anyone advice on how do they bypass this problem.

    Thank you


    Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:59 AM