8 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2016 8:39 AM by phoffmann

    Windows 10 Automatic Upgrade [How To]


      Hi All,


      We've been looking at how to automatically install Windows 10 via LANDesk for quite some time. Yesterday we finally installed it.


      First of all you'll need to download the Win10 ISO, once downloaded extract the contents to your LANDesk file server.


      Next you're going to need the unattend.xml that's attached. You cannot add or remove anything from this file - only the auto upgrade can be in here.


      Now, create a distribution task within LANDesk and point to the setup.exe within the windows 10 iso package for your primary file e.g. \\yourlandeskshare\images\Win10Images\Windows 10 OS\setup.exe


      Within the Install/Uninstall options, use the following switches /Auto:Upgrade /Unattend:unattend.xml /DynamicUpdate Disable /Copylogs %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\LANDESK\Logs\


      The only thing you need to do now is add all of the windows 10 media and unattend.xml as additional files. Once that is done, scheduled the task and install just as you would any other software.


      The only issue I could note with this is that it reports back to the server with successful before it's even managed it's first reboot. We had to remove our AV from the machine before upgrading to windows 10 due to it's incompatibility, adding the AV installer as an additional package will hopefully only report back a successful install once the AV has installed.


      On a final note - the installer is fully silent with the only UI being the one below. If you wish to change this, edit the .xml to what you require.

      I hope this helped everyone as we've being struggling for quite some time, this has only been tested on one machine so if you encounter any errors or the installer fails please reply down below!