Deploying Windows 10 TH2 (1511) using SCCM 2012

Benoit LecoursSCCM, WINDOWS 103 Comments

[Added 12/21/2015] – For complete Windows 10 support, upgrade to SCCM 1511 or perform a complete SCCM 1511 installation

The latest build of Windows 10 is available since this week. Windows 10 TH2 or Windows 10 1511 build is the first important release of Windows 10 since it’s launch in July. If you are managing Windows 10 with SCCM 2012 in your organisation you may wish to deploy this latest build using SCCM 2012.

The bad news is that you can’t achieve that with SCCM 2012. You will need to wait for the next version of SCCM to deploy this update to your Windows 10 computers. The good news is that the wait is almost over, the next version SCCM should be shipped before the end of the year.

The product group official statement is :

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 or SP2 and lower versions do not support Windows 10 servicing via Software Update Management workflow.

This update with the new classification “Upgrade” can be sync’d down from WSUS after the hotfix is applied if the “Upgrade” classification is checked explicitly. However, only vNext client can complete the end to end installation successfully since this Windows 10 Upgrade is in a different format and requires special handling on the client side. Without vNext, the install will fail.

OSD Upgrade Task Sequence is still the recommended way to upgrade to Windows 10 via the current versions of ConfigMgr (excluding vNext) as these versions actually do not support Windows 10 upgrade via Software Update Management.

SCCM 2012 Windows 10 TH2 1511

Windows 10 KB3105211 update shows in the console but don’t try to deploy it through your Software Update process, it will simply fails !

sccm 2012 Windows 10 TH2 1511

3 Comments on “Deploying Windows 10 TH2 (1511) using SCCM 2012”

  1. Hi About Benoit Lecours,
    First off EXCELLENT site.
    I am trying to capture Windows 10 as reference computer through SCCM 2012 R2 and facing challenges while doing it.The error faced is (task sequence image capture wizard has failed with error code (0x00004005)).Kindly let me know if you would come across this error situation and your valuable advice to sort this error is highly appreciated.
    I work for WIPRO.
    FYI: Wipro Technologies Recognized as 2011 Microsoft Software Development Partner of the Year

    1. I had same issue and the only workaround I was able to find was to Defer Updates on Windows 10 computer I used to capture the image so that it doesn’t get 1511 automatically downloaded and installed. SCCM 2012R2 SP1 does not support Windows 10 Build 1511

  2. Today my WSUS shows that KB3105211 has been superseded by KB3118754.
    However, so far it does not indicate it as being applicable.

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