Best method to deploy windows 10 20H2 through SCCM

Vij 301 Reputation points
2021-05-12T03:14:14.37+00:00

Hi Team,

Seeking a guide.

in the environment we have 5 K workstations mixed version of windows 10 like ( 1709 - 40% , 1703 - 10% , 1809 - 10% , 1803 - 5% , 1903 - 5% , 1511 - 5% , 1607 - 5% , Window 7 - 20%. ) and SCCM version is 2006.
we are planning to upgrade all workstations to 20H2.

  1. May I know what is the best / suitable method of upgrade? (PXE, upgrade Task Sequence or Servicing Plans)
  2. What are the minimum GPOs should be taking care in Windows 10 20H2?
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  1. Rahul Jindal [MVP] 8,956 Reputation points MVP
    2021-05-12T21:11:18.543+00:00

    Looking at your device footprint, pushing feature update may not be ideal for you. I’ll suggest perform a compatibility scan on the devices first to get a hold on upgrade readiness and then decide what works best of you.

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  1. Pavel yannara Mirochnitchenko 11,411 Reputation points
    2021-05-12T10:49:28.42+00:00
    1. It comes down to Servicing vs. TS if you want upgrade. PXE refers to bare metal, which is new installation. Servicing is more easy and stray forward but it all comes down, what kind of windows 10 setup you have, how much it is customized and how well independend end users you have. If you require full automation and less interaction with users, TS in-place upgrade is the way to go. TS has more heavy requirement from infrastrucute as well.
    2. Again it depends what you have already and what you are require. Remember to update admx and adml in your AD center store.
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  2. GonEdw90_IT 2021 51 Reputation points
    2021-05-20T21:56:30.93+00:00

    We're actually going through the same challenge, but with far less devices (800). We chose Windows 10 Servicing instead of a Task Sequence Upgrade deployment because I have better control of how and when I can upgrade my devices. My challenge is those remote users and that's what I'm testing now.