ConfigMgr – Windows 10 Servicing – Step by Step

Today I would like to show you, how you can implement an Upgrade of a Windows 10 Installation through the Servicing Option.
I always think of two things, when I have to decide to use an Upgrade Task Sequence or the Servicing Model, and those are:

  • Do I want to use the Option that the clients will download the Windows 10 Sources from the Microsoft Update Servers?
  • When I use an Upgrade Task Sequence, I can copy most of the steps from the regular OSD Task Sequence
  • But for this blog post, I would like to show my setup for the servicing model.

    First of all, I have already written a post about the Update process in a slightly overview manner, you will find this post here: My old post

    The first step would be to determine which packages you would like to implement for the upgrade. Based on the fact, that I use English as base language, I will add the Feature on Demand (FoD) packages, and I will also add the feature package NetFx3. My Setup does also contain the German Langauge, which requires me to add the corresponding Language Pack and FoD Packages. The following picture shows the folder of my Packages which I want to include within the Windows 10 Installation:

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    ConfigMgr – Windows 10 Feature Update without a Task Sequence

    Today I would like to talk about the upcoming update cycles you have to do, when you are using Windows 10 Current Branch or Current Branch for Business. This means, if you have started to install Windows 10 1507 (which represents the first Windows 10 Release, some may call it also RTM) in spring of last year, you will be soon required to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 10. Also if you are using Windows 10 1511, with the upcoming creators update, the 1511 version of Windows 10 will be soon unsupported, following the official guidelines.
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    Office365 – Manage Updates through Configuration Manager

    Today I had the problem that some clients were failing to install the Client 365 Package from our System Center Configuration Manager (1602). I have set up the configuration for the Office 365 installation through GPO, this process is outlined on the following TechNet Article: Manage Office 365 client updates with System Center Configuration Manager
    But the client did not even start to download the update:
    Office 365 Update fails
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    ConfigMgr 1602 – Windows 10 Servicing “Error 3”

    Today I solved my Problem with the Service Plan of my Environment, it always ended up with the following Error in the Patchdownloader.log, this Log usually reside in “C:\Program Files\SMS_CCM\Logs”:
    windows 10 servicing error 3

    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:01 7780 (0x1E64)
    Will retry in 5000ms Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:01 7780 (0x1E64)
    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:06 7780 (0x1E64)
    Will retry in 5000ms Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:06 7780 (0x1E64)
    Failed to move C:\Windows\TEMP\CABD212.tmp to \\deheim.hosebei.ch\hosebeiDFSroot\Deployment\Packages\_UpdatePackages\20160116 - Win10x64\9a30f732-4d40-4b56-b86b-8253f80868a1.1\10586.0.160212-2000.th2_refresh_CLIENTENTERPRISE_VOL_x64fre_en-us.esd, error 3 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:11 7780 (0x1E64)
    ERROR: DownloadContentFiles() failed with hr=0x80070003 Software Updates Patch Downloader 26.03.2016 19:16:11 2800 (0x0AF0)

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    ConfigMgr – Create Device Collections based on Windows 10 Build

    Hey,

    You might come to the same spot, where you would like to split your Windows 10 devices into different collections based on the Windows 10 Version. I will show to you, how easy you can achieve that, but let me say first, that this could be implemented from Microsoft Out-Of-The-Box.
    If you are using System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch (CB) and Windows 10, you will have a nice Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard within your Software Library, to open it, just click on “Windows 10 Servicing” within the Software Library:
    Windows 10 Servicing Dashboard
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