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Im wondering if there is a Windows 10 compatibility checker that can run via KACE SMA. I want to identify any hardware in our estate that is running Win7 SP1 and/or Win 8.1 that may or may not be compatible for a Win10 upgrade. Is this possible without having to run a manual check  on each machine? This is purely for Hardware and its associated drivers, application software is being reviewed separately. 


Thanks, Pegasus.


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My org is currently in the process of planning an org wide move from Windows 7 to 10. 


I tested using KACE to deploy the setup package with the scanonly argument. This process however had too many technical flaws given the geography of our sites and software/hardware diversity.

- Requires either distributing the full 4GB package or direct SMB access to a share where it resides.

- Can only provide pass/fail results. If you want to determine What has failed you need to have the logs saved to a static location, zipped and then uploaded to a machine's inventory. After that you need to download the log files and manually dig through the compat XMLs to see what exactly failed.

- This process will need to be used again when moving between Windows 10 builds as compatibility restrictions change.


We're in the process of bringing Azure online so that we can set up Windows Update Readiness. We will then run a script on all of our endpoints via the K1000 which sends all nescicarry data to an easy to use and navigate dashboard.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/upgrade/use-upgrade-readiness-to-manage-windows-upgrades


This is however because we have several physical sites and thousands of systems with a very diverse software inventory. If you have a small org of less then ~200 machines, not much software diversity between departments and only a single geographic site I would go the route SMal referred to, tweaking it slightly to collect the log files to machine's device inventory.
Answered 12/07/2018 by: Kiyolaka
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  • Thanks for this information Kiyolaka, we are not as diverse in regards physical sites and systems so will start with what SMal has suggested. Thanks for the input though.

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