*NOTE - If these tasks were downloaded and imported into your K2000 prior to September 4, 2015 please contact support. We found an issue with the import of the task which we will need to fix on the backend. The download available now does not have this issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Many users will want to upgrade their current operating
system to Windows 10, retaining all their user data and applications.
In order to upgrade to Windows 10, one must utilize
the same edition of Windows 10 as the older version of Windows.
For example, if running Windows 7
Professional or Ultimate, Windows 10 Professional must be used.
If running Windows 8 Enterprise then Windows
10 Enterprise must be used to upgrade the system.
An upgrade to Windows 10 must take place within the
operating system itself and cannot take place in KBE. There are two methods to upgrading to Windows
10 using KACE appliances. The first method would be to create a K1000 script as outlined on an ITNinja blog post. The second method, which
is detailed below, can be done from the K2000 with the provided tasks.
*Note, to download the tasks, it is necessary to be a member of the K2000 community.
First, use the current version of Media Manager to upload
your Windows 10 source media, 3.7 SP2 supports Windows 10 so make sure you are using that version of Media Manager for the upload.. Once this is completed,
the source media ID must be obtained from Library | Source Media.
Upload the attached .PKG files, which will create a Windows
10 K-Image for each architecture along with a few tasks. Preinstall tasks such as partitioning and
formatting should not be added to the image (or it will no longer be an
upgrade). The image that is being
applied to the machine has no files, so nothing is overwritten. The midlevel task is a template that should
be duplicated and edited. This midlevel
task copies down the Windows 10 source media, enables autologon to the
workstation and writes a setupcomplete.cmd file that gets applied at the end of
the upgrade process.
The first few lines of the midlevel task contain variables
that need to be changed by the user.
strUser should be an admin username
strPassword is the password of the above user
strDomain is the name of the domain, or leave as localhost if
leveraging a local user
win10_source_cd_id is the ID number of the uploaded Windows
10 source media
The post install task, “Upgrade Windows 10” does not have to
be modified by default. However, the
last command line switch is ‘/dynamicupdates disable’.
When Windows 10 setup begins, it will attempt to download
available updates by default. The command
line switch above disables this behavior.
If you prefer for the updates to be downloaded immediately, just delete
this switch from the command line. For
more commandline switches see http://winaero.com/blog/windows-10-setup-exe-command-line-switches/
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