Window 10 install and Group Policy

Hi All, The majority of our users are connected to our local Domain, We currently have group policy control windows updates rather than WSUS.
We have already researched that the "reserve your copy" icon  wont appear due too a optional update which has not been downloaded and installed.
But what will be the impact of group policy controlling windows updates reference windows 10 download and install, will we have to do the download and install manually per device or will group policy be over ridden and Win 10 be forced down as an official update and installed rather than an optional ??
Are we to get ready and expect to walking in on the 29th and everyone sat there waiting for windows 10 to be installed when they turn their machines on ??
deanwilsonsAsked:
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lciprianionutCommented:
I doubt on 29.07 Win10 will be available to end users in enterprise. If a computer is in domain usually is not receiving the upgrade option, this is intended to home users only, not to enterprises users.
And Win10 will be first released to Preview uses first, and then rollout in phases to end users who opted in for it.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
You will need to initiate the free upgrade manually by logging into a Local Administrator account on the machine. What if I have more than one Windows device—can I upgrade them all? Yes, you can get a free upgrade for each of your eligible Windows devices. All you need to do is make a separate reservation for each device you want to upgrade.

Will domain joined non volume license Windows Pro clients receive the upgrade offer?

Domain Joined computers are not supported at this time unfortunately. Your best option is to download the .ISO file and upgrade the computers manually/offline.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It won't start installing automatically, and Microsoft is suggesting weeks/months before desired upgrades are complete.

Surely you want to wait a bit and test one or two machines.

Early testers get first crack, so don't hold your breath.

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deanwilsonsAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys,

We don't want to have windows 10 on our network just yet, like most businesses we will wait till the dust settles and have complete control of the upgrade.

What we do want though, is to 100% sure that our GPO that allows all updates to be delivered and installed at a set time will not do the same with windows 10 when its released, whether that's the July 29th or December the 29th.

We could use WSUS, but thats a pain as we dont have the resource to administer it to a level it requires.

We do have a number of dev windows 10 preview machines that we are using to ensure the compatibility of bespoke products that we will pull the release to.

I guess the real question is "will the machines in a domain require a further step from a Doamin Administrator to be performed before any win 10 is installed in the future"
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 updates will continue to function without forcing Windows 10 to install. That is what I see. I have been running Windows 10 for nearly 6 months now and I intend to replace my Windows 8.1 consulting machine with a new Windows 10 laptop and replace my aging Windows 7 desktop with a Windows 10 desktop.

I have a dustbin full of Windows 7 software that does not work in Windows 8 and another smaller dustbin full of Windows 8 software that does not work in Windows 8.1.

Certainly it is best to replace the Windows 7 desktop. I could probably upgrade my laptop but I want a working spare.

Office 2016 is due out with Windows 10 and I will use that. I have Office 2016 running already inside Windows 10.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"We currently have group policy control windows updates rather than WSUS"

"We could use WSUS, but thats a pain as we dont have the resource to administer it to a level it requires."

Group policy control updates ?? You mean you are relying on your users to install updates ?? You WILL find over time that client pc's will fall greatly behind on updates.

Dont have the resource to administer WSUS ?? Wsus can "Almost" be a set it and forget it, there's not a whole lot of resources needed to administer WSUS. You can have target groups that have all important updates automatically approved and installed, While having another group that doesnt.

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