Endpoint Services, MECM, Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade strategy for MECM endpoints

Overview

This article suggests a strategy for upgrading MECM-managed Windows 7 endpoints to Windows 10.

Systems

Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM), formerly SCCM

Intended Audience

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

General Information

This article is intended to provide guidance to IT Pros as they design a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade plan for their units.  Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support on January 14, 2020.

Preparation



Test

  • Create a collection and add an existing Windows 7 endpoint to use as a test PC
    • An endpoint that closely matches your unit's configuration (software, group policy, etc) is an ideal test PC

  • Deploy the Windows 10 upgrade task sequence to the collection

Deploy




Contact the EPS team