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Windows 10 and domained PC's controlled by WSUS


We have received calls from clients saying their new pc's haven't shown the windows 10 icon in the bottom right hand corner.
All these PC's are controlled by WSUS for their updates and part of a company client/server domain.

We have manually checked for updates online and applied the updates that should have produced the windows 10 icon but hasn't

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

Windows 10Operating SystemsMicrosoft Server OSWSUS

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8/22/2022 - Mon

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Mal Osborne

Which version of Windows are the users running?  Home and Pro get the free upgrade, but not Enterprise.

Are users local admins? They need to be to get he notification.

computers that are on a domain will not receive an update notice.
Even if you install the patch from ms.

If you wish to upgrade a windows computer to Windows 10

1. change computer to work group

2. remove computer from AD

3. Then run the upgrade tool

After windows 10 updates then you can rejoin to AD

Marc Jacobs

All the pc's are Windows 7 pro and local admins
I'll remove it from the domain tomorrow and see the results
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Sorry, why disjoin the domain? If someone claims he had needed to do that, then I'd like to see his explanation.
Here, not a single machine had to disjoin the domain to upgrade.

The reason this rumor is around is because the GWX ("Get Windows 10")-Application will not start on domain joined machines, but that has nothing to do with upgrading using an ISO, that simply works. So save your breath and leave them domain joined :)
Marc Jacobs


We didn't need to disjoin from the domain, it worked using the link provided and the PC's are now up and running fine.

@teknite  - Thanks, good luck with the upgrades, and I was happy to help.
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