Upgrading Windows 10 Business laptops to Windows 11 using WSUS

Woody Chiu at RASI 191 Reputation points
2023-10-01T15:44:15.7+00:00

We have about 100 on-prem laptops to upgrade from their current Windows 10 22H2 to Windows 11. Since these laptops are Hybrid Azure AD Joined, I decided to use just our on-prem WSUS to roll out the upgrade. After I selected and synchronized some of the Windows 11 items inside the Products and Classifications, I began to see there were a bunch of Windows 11 "Upgrade" available. Please see the attached image.

List of available Windows 11 Upgrades in WSUS

How to tell which one I should actually approve for our Windows 10 business laptops? Most of our laptops are already at Windows 10 22h2 latest built. There could be a few laptops that have been offline for some time and are still at their older builds. Regardless, I need to approve one that will offer them the option inside the Windows Update Settings screen when checking for updates to upgrade to Windows's latest version. I just don't want to create any duplications of Upgrade offers that may create problems.

Could you advise the proper actions to take?

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  1. abbodi86 3,866 Reputation points
    2023-10-02T02:28:41.6166667+00:00

    First two are Windows 11 21H2

    third one is old release

    2023-09B is the latest with updates


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  1. Adam J. Marshall 8,886 Reputation points MVP
    2023-10-04T15:13:00.9866667+00:00

    Don't blindly approve a bunch of updates that you THINK are the correct ones for your systems. Use the approvals process

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-6-selecting-your-test-systems-the-approvals-process/

    and only approve the NEEDED updates.

    If you approve updates that computers don't need, all you're doing is approving the update, downloading the content, and wasting space on your server because it will not be served up to the clients if they don't need it.

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