Enable Pre-release Windows 10 Feature Updates in SCCM

Prajwal Desai
Posted by Prajwal Desai

Microsoft just announced that you can enable pre-release Windows 10 feature updates in SCCM. This is a very good news and I am glad to see this option added. You can read more about this announcement here.

With this change, the customers can now validate line-of-business (LOB) applications, business-critical functionality, and policies. In addition to that they can evaluate new business features before the Windows 10 official release.

I did not get enough time to actually deploy these updates. But I can confirm that if you run a software updates sync, you will find the Windows Insider Pre-release product under SUP properties > products.

Ensure you are running Configuration Manager 1810 and above if you want to enable the pre-release feature updates and deploy them.

Enable Pre-release Windows 10 Feature Updates in SCCM

If you want to enable pre-release Windows 10 feature updates, you can do that using Configuration Manager.

  • First of all, in the SCCM console, go to Software Updates. Synchronize software updates.
  • After the sync is complete, go to Administration > Overview > Site Configuration > Sites.
  • Right click your site and click Configure Site Components > Software Update Point.
  • Under Software Update Point properties, click Products.
  • Select Windows Insider Pre-release and click OK.

Synchronize the software updates once again.

Go to Software Library > Overview > Windows 10 Servicing > All Windows 10 Updates. You should find the “Windows Insider Pre-release Feature Update to Windows 10 Version 1909” updates.

I will cover the updates deployment in upcoming post.

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Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai is a Microsoft MVP in Intune and SCCM. He writes articles on SCCM, Intune, Windows 365, Windows Server, Windows 11, WordPress and other topics, with the goal of providing people with useful information.
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