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Deploy Windows 10

Greg Lindsay|Last Updated: 1/26/2017
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Learn about deploying Windows 10 for IT professionals.

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Windows 10 deployment scenariosTo successfully deploy the Windows 10 operating system in your organization, it is important to understand the different ways that it can be deployed, especially now that there are new scenarios to consider. Choosing among these scenarios, and understanding the key capabilities and limitations of each, is a key task.
Manage Windows upgrades with Upgrade AnalyticsWith Upgrade Analytics, enterprises now have the tools to plan and manage the upgrade process end to end, allowing them to adopt new Windows releases more quickly. With Windows telemetry enabled, Upgrade Analytics collects system, application, and driver data for analysis. We then identify compatibility issues that can block an upgrade and suggest fixes when they are known to Microsoft. The Upgrade Analytics workflow steps you through the discovery and rationalization process until you have a list of computers that are ready to be upgraded.
Step by step guide: Configure a test lab to deploy Windows 10This guide contains instructions to configure a proof of concept (PoC) environment requiring a minimum amount of resources. The guide makes extensive use of Windows PowerShell and Hyper-V. Subsequent companion guides contain steps to deploy Windows 10 using the PoC environment. After completing this guide, see the following Windows 10 PoC deployment guides: Deploy Windows 10 in a test lab using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, Deploy Windows 10 in a test lab using System Center Configuration Manager.
Deploy Windows 10 with the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThis guide will walk you through the process of deploying Windows 10 in an enterprise environment using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and MDT 2013 Update 2 specifically.
Deploy Windows 10 with System Center 2012 R2 Configuration ManagerIf you have Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager in your environment, you will most likely want to use it to deploy Windows 10. This topic will show you how to set up Configuration Manager for operating system deployment and how to integrate Configuration Manager with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) or, more specifically, MDT 2013 Update 2.
Upgrade to Windows 10 with the Microsoft Deployment ToolkitThe simplest path to upgrade PCs that are currently running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 is through an in-place upgrade. You can use a Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Update 2 task sequence to completely automate the process.
Upgrade to Windows 10 with System Center Configuration ManagerThe simplest path to upgrade PCs currently running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 is through an in-place upgrade. You can use a System Center Configuration Manager task sequence to completely automate the process.
Resolve Windows 10 upgrade errorsThis topic provides a brief introduction to Windows 10 installation processes, and provides resolution procedures that IT administrators can use to resolve issues with Windows 10 upgrade.
Configure a PXE server to load Windows PEThis guide describes how to configure a PXE server to load Windows PE by booting a client computer from the network.
Windows 10 edition upgradeWith Windows 10, you can quickly upgrade from one edition of Windows 10 to another, provided the upgrade path is supported.
Provisioning packages for Windows 10Learn how to use the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) and provisioning packages to easily configure multiple devices.
Windows 10 upgrade pathsYou can upgrade directly to Windows 10 from a previous operating system.
Deploy Windows To Go in your organizationThis topic helps you to deploy Windows To Go in your organization. Before you begin deployment, make sure that you have reviewed the topics Windows To Go: feature overview and Prepare your organization for Windows To Go to ensure that you have the correct hardware and are prepared to complete the deployment. You can then use the steps in this topic to start your Windows To Go deployment.
Upgrade a Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile with Mobile Device ManagementThis topic describes how to upgrade eligible Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Windows 10 Mobile.
Sideload apps in Windows 10Sideload line-of-business apps in Windows 10.
Volume Activation [client]This guide is designed to help organizations that are planning to use volume activation to deploy and activate Windows 10, including organizations that have used volume activation for earlier versions of Windows.
Windows 10 deployment tools referenceLearn about the tools available to deploy Windows 10.
Change history for Deploy Windows 10This topic lists new and updated topics in the Deploy Windows 10 documentation for Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.
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