In this post I will show you how to create a Windows 10 2004 servicing plan in ConfigMgr. The goal is to create and deploy the SCCM servicing plan to upgrade Windows 10 to version 2004 using ConfigMgr 2002.
Using ConfigMgr servicing plan, you can ensure that all the Windows 10 systems are kept up-to-date when new builds are released.
If you know the build is stable and wish to roll-out, servicing plan makes it very easy to accomplish the task.
This is one of the method to upgrade your Windows 10 OS to the latest build in the setup.
However you can use alternate methods to deploy Windows 10 2004 using ConfigMgr such as – https://www.prajwaldesai.com/upgrade-to-windows-10-2004-using-sccm-configmgr-memcm/.
Most of all remember that you cannot use the servicing plans to upgrade Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machines to Windows 10.
You shouldn’t be using Windows 7 anymore in the production because Windows 7 support already ended on January 14, 2020.
But the good news is you can use ConfigMgr to upgrade your Windows 7 computers to Windows 10.
Therefore the steps mentioned in this post strictly applies if you want to upgrade Windows 10 to latest builds.
In this post we will use the SCCM servicing plan feature to upgrade Windows 10 to Windows 10 version 2004.
ConfigMgr Servicing Plan Prerequisites
I have covered in-depth about the SCCM windows 10 servicing plans prerequisites in the following post – https://www.prajwaldesai.com/sccm-windows-10-servicing-plans/.
Go through the post and ensure all the prerequisite steps are done. I will be listing some of the important prerequisites here.
Configure ConfigMgr Software Update Point
So before you create Windows 10 servicing plan, ensure the Software Update Point role is installed and configured correctly.
First of all, if you want to deploy Windows 10 updates, the product “Windows 10” must be selected.
- Launch Configuration Manager Console
- Go to Administration > Site Configuration > Sites.
- On top ribbon click Configure Site component and then click Software Update Point.
- Click Products tab and select Windows 10, Windows 10 1903 and later.
Click Classifications tab and under Software update classifications, select Upgrades. Click OK.
Enable SCCM Heartbeat Discovery
When you install SCCM, the heartbeat discovery is enabled by default. However double-check if the Heartbeat discovery is enabled.
The data displayed in the Windows 10 servicing dashboard is found by using this discovery.
To enable Heartbeat discovery in SCCM
- Launch the SCCM console.
- Go Administration > Overview > Hierarchy Configuration > Discovery Methods.
- Select Heartbeat Discovery and click Properties.
- Under the properties window, ensure Enable Heartbeat Discovery option is enabled/checked.
Synchronize Windows 10 2004 Software Updates in SCCM
- Go to Software Library > Overview > Windows 10 Servicing.
- Right click All Windows 10 Updates and click Synchronize Software Updates.
- To monitor the synchronization process, open wsyncmgr.log file.
After SUP sync, click All Windows 10 updates, ensure the results include Feature update to Windows 10 version 2004.
If you don’t find the update, you might probably want to check if there were any errors during software updates sync.
Create ConfigMgr Windows 10 2004 Servicing Plan
Use the below steps to create a Windows 10 2004 servicing plan in ConfigMgr.
- In the SCCM console, go to Software Library > Overview > Windows 10 Servicing.
- Right click Servicing Plans and click Create Servicing Plan for Windows 10 2004.
On the General page specify the servicing plan name such as Windows 10 2004 Servicing plan. Click Next.
On the Servicing plan page, click Browse and select the target device collection. I am going to select a Windows 10 device collection that has got 4 computers. Click Next.
Note – If you are doing this on your production setup, ensure you select a test device collection for the first time. You don’t want to apply this servicing plan to all your Windows 10 devices without proper testing.
On Specify the deployment ring page, specify the Windows readiness state to which this servicing plan should apply.
You can either choose Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) or Semi-Annual Channel. To know the difference between them, read Windows 10 servicing deployment rings.
Windows 10 2004 Updates Search Criteria
Specify the search criteria and be precise because you will find lot of updates in the next step if you don’t specify a proper one.
So here is my search criteria to find or filter Windows 10 2004 updates (English).
- Architecture – x64
- Language – English
- Title – 2004
Click Preview button.
Finally after you specify the criteria, the Preview Updates window shows all the relevant Windows 10 2004 updates. Click Close.
Next, specify the ConfigMgr deployment schedule for the Windows 10 2004 servicing plan.
If you are performing this step on the production server, select Specific time and apply the update with proper planning.
Specify the User Experience settings for this deployment and click Next.
Create Windows 10 2004 Deployment Package
In this step, we will create a Windows 10 2004 deployment package. Select Create a new deployment package. Specify Name and package source. Click Next.
Add the distribution points to host the content. Click Next.
Select Download software updates from the internet. Click Next.
Specify the update languages for the products. Click Next.
On the Summary page, verify the settings and click Next. On the Completion page, click Close.
Deploy Windows 10 2004 using ConfigMgr Servicing Plan
The servicing plan that you just created is now displayed under Servicing plans. To deploy this servicing plan.
- In the ConfigMgr console, go to Software Library > Overview > Windows 10 Servicing.
- Click Servicing Plans.
- Right click Windows 10 2004 Servicing plan and click Run Now.
- When you click Run Now, the deployment begins to specified Windows 10 collection.
Click OK to run the rule. The ADR now runs based on the criteria that you have specified and on the Windows 10 device collection.
Monitoring the Windows 10 2004 Deployment
As I mentioned earlier, I have got 4 computers within the Windows 10 device collection. Two computers are already installed with Windows 10 2004 feature update.
Go to Monitoring > Overview > Deployments > Windows 10 2004 Servicing plan.
I can see two devices are listed under Compliant tab. These are the two computers that have the update 2004 already installed.
While under the Unknown tab, I see two devices that are still running Windows 10 version 1909. The servicing plan will apply to these two computers and install Windows 10 2004 feature update.
Logging in to one of the computers and launching software center shows that feature update to Windows 10 version 2004 is installed.
To complete the update installation you must restart the computer.
So click on the update and click Restart. On the Confirmation box, click Restart.
The Windows 10 2004 feature update installation is in progress.
Notice that all my computers now show up under Compliant tab. And yes all these computers are now running Windows 10 version 2004.
In conclusion, upgrading your Windows 10 to the latest version is very easy with ConfigMgr servicing plan. All you need is a proper testing and planning to roll-out the feature updates.