Stop Feature update 1903 - Windows 10 Enterprise

Ahmed Hassanein 11 Reputation points

Dear Team

I am working on updating the master image For Windows 1809. There are many application dependencies in our environment that need to be considered before upgrading to the next Feature update (SSO agent, AV). Windows Update is forcing us to go for 1903. I understand that for consumer users they should upgrade, however, it stated in Microsoft Life Cycle fact sheet that 1809 is still supported for Enterprise until May 11, 2021. How do we suppose to keep 1809 updated without moving to 1903?

Kind regards

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  1. Quinlan 6 Reputation points

    Hi @Ahmed Hassanein ,

    The recommended way is to use "Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC" which is in mainstream support until 1/9/2024.
    The Long Term Servicing Channel does not receive feature upgrades and will force you to upgrade to 1903.

    As you are already trying to install Windows 10 Enterprise, you likely will have the required licensing for LTSC.

    If you cannot use the LTSC version of Windows 10, you are able to defer the Windows 10 upgrade for 365 days however, the date starts counting from the first date of the next feature upgrade release.
    In this case 1903 came out in May 2019. This would indicate that 1903 will be available for install May 2020 - Which has passed.

    Your best bet will be to install LTSC or look at implementing 1903/1909 instead of 1809.

    Warm Regards,

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  2. Andy Griffiths 1 Reputation point

    Has anyone had any luck with this at all? We're still having issues with 1809 upgrading to 1903...

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  3. LHerzog 6 Reputation points

    This solved the issue for us:

    update ADMX files to latest version 2004 in your AD SysVol.

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Windows Update for Business
    Target Version for Feature Updates "1809"

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Do not allow update deferral policies to cause scans against Windows Update
    This prevents local WU client from using "Dual Scan" and bypass existing WSUS server.