Isn’t it great how fast we receive our Windows 10 updates! I’m currently using Windows 10 1709 (RS3), just like many others out there. From an end user perspective, updating Windows 10 is a set it and forget it type use case. You log on, use it, and one day it just magically has a new version and all your settings are in place. What a world we live in! How does System Center Configuration manager (SCCM) fit into this?

Better Together

Let’s turn the tables to the backend for a moment. There are many reasons to go to Microsoft’s Intune for management. If you’re not familiar with how Intune works, let’s think of it’s bigger cousin, Microsoft Azure. Azure has no updates for you to install, it’s all done on the backend for you, in the cloud. Intune functions the same way. But just as milk is good, milk is better with cookies! They’re better together! Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), better together!

The Matrix

Now that I’ve focused things from updating to new versions, we need to think about the compatibility matrix. Windows 10 has a whole supportability life cycle than in the past. Rollouts are increased and change is always around the corner. As a server administrator, you have to be on your toes a little bit more and think of the services that you’re using to manage Windows 10 deployments.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/core/plan-design/configs/support-for-windows-10

Looking at the table above, you can tell that your version of SCCM can only manage the current version of Windows and the previous version.

Moral of the story – Keep your SCCM Infrastructure up to date!

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