windows 10 upgrade confusion?

is it possible to block users from upgrading to windows 10?
if a computer is connected to the domain will it still receive the update?
is it correct that enterprise versions will not automatically get the upgrade
im worried my end users will be able to update to windows 10
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dougdogAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
On domains, don't worry, it won't be offered.
dougdogAuthor Commented:
can it be downloaded by an end user
dougdogAuthor Commented:
when I decide we do want it is it still free for domain users?
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McKnifeCommented:
It's free for domain users using win7/8.x pro, yes.
It can be downloaded, but setup would require administrative permissions, so no, normal users cannot upgrade.
dougdogAuthor Commented:
can it be downloaded as an iso only or could a user download it from win update?
McKnifeCommented:
It can be downloaded as ISO as well, but you cannot install it as restricted user.
dougdogAuthor Commented:
so for domain users the only way to get it in is to download an iso?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The upgrade is free for one year ONLY.  Starting next August, you may have to pay for it (Microsoft could always change this, but their announcement has been "for one year".

Enterprise is NOT COVERED in the free upgrade.  If you have SA on your VL agreement, then you are covered for Enterprise 10 upgrades.  If not, you do not get a free upgrade.

Domains are blocked from receiving the "reserve Windows 10" app.  I've not tested thoroughly, but supposedly you can get it as a local admin account.  If your users don't have access to any local admin accounts (and aren't admins to create them) then your users of Pro editions (as opposed to Enterprise) cannot initiate the upgrade.
dougdogAuthor Commented:
my users are local admin
McKnifeCommented:
Why are you asking this, do you worry about distribution? You would go like this: Download one iso, extract it, share the folder, script the upgrade.
McKnifeCommented:
They are admins? Then why is this your concern ;-) ?
Inform them that upgrading is prohibited. There won't be automated upgrades.

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dougdogAuthor Commented:
just want to make sure users don't get updated via windows update
I don't mind upating via iso cause I know they wont do that
Jesse MoraNetwork AdministratorCommented:
I had the same issue, we create the GPO to block the update and this is now fixed. Most of new Dell desktops and laptops come with the offer to free upgrade to Windows 10 automatically and for "free".
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