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Deploy Windows 10

Download recommended tools, and get step-by-step guidance for in-place upgrades, dynamic provisioning, or traditional deployments—or browse the lifecycle to find additional resources.

Explore Windows 10 features Learn how to plan for Windows 10 deployment Get step-by-step Windows 10 deployment guidance Find out how to manage and optimize Windows 10 devices Troubleshoot issues and find fixes


Application compatibility   |   End user readiness   |   Mobility   |   Security and control   |   Training and certification

Get the tools

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
Automate Windows 10 deployment, and more easily manage security and configurations.

MDT Windows 10 upgrade task sequence

Windows ADK for Windows 10
Customize Windows 10 images for large-scale deployment, and test system performance.

Tools included in the Windows ADK for Windows 10

System Center Configuration Manager
Use in tandem with MDT to deploy Windows 10 and manage PCs and devices moving forward.

Integrating Configuration Manager with MDT

Perform an in-place upgrade

The simplest way to upgrade PCs that are currently running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is to do an in-place upgrade, which automatically preserves data, settings, applications, and drivers.

Perform a traditional deployment

While newer scenarios such as in-place upgrade and dynamic provisioning may reduce the need for traditional deployment methods, some organizations may still need to opt for an image-based deployment of Windows 10.

Use dynamic provisioning

With Windows 10, you can create provisioning packages that let you quickly configure a device without having to install a new image.

Explore other deployment scenarios

Get guidance on how to deploy Windows 10 for students, faculty, mobile users, and guest users—and how to deploy line-of-business apps.

Activate Windows 10

Learn how to choose the volume activation method that best suits your environment, and configure that solution successfully.

Troubleshoot deployment issues

Find solutions to common issues and errors, or get help from Microsoft engineers and experts in the IT pro community.

Watch tutorials and demonstrations

Windows 10 deployment session from Microsoft Ignite 2016
Master Windows 10 deployment
Learn how to build a Windows deployment solution based on MDT and Configuration Manager, and get deployment tips and tricks.
Play the video What's new with OSD in Configuration Manager and MDT
Walk through the tools that simplify and streamline Windows 10 adoption and servicing in the enterprise.
Play the video Troubleshoot Windows 10 deployment: top 10 tips and tricks
Get tips on handling device drivers, common issues and workarounds, parsing log files, UEFI, and more.
Play the video Provisioning Windows 10
Find out how provisioning can help you transform user-owned devices into enterprise devices without reimaging.
Play the video Get Windows 10 up and running in schools
Explore 1:1 deployments, the Set up School PCs app, and simplified provisioning for larger IT-led deployments.

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