?
Solved

Managing Windows 10 in a School Environment

Posted on 2016-08-04
8
Medium Priority
?
89 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-04
I volunteer at a small school helping with IT.  They have an IT person, but he is mostly MAC oriented.  We need to replace 20 old PCs and I want to donate the machines. I have 2 questions:

1) Can PCs with Windows 10 HOME be managed at all?
2) If we use PRO, will our Windows Server 2008 manage them?  If not, what version is needed?
0
Comment
Question by:roarteam
8 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Peter Hutchison
ID: 41742721
1. Home Editions cannot join a domain or be managed on a domain.
2. Pro, (Edcuational, Enterprise) editions can join and be managed on any Windows domain incl Windows 2008.
0
 
LVL 102

Assisted Solution

by:John
John earned 1000 total points
ID: 41742727
1) Can PCs with Windows 10 HOME be managed at all?  No. Don't use Home. It is crippled.

2 - Pro is what you need and we have it here joined to domain.

Other things you need like gpedit.msc are not in Home.
0
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Adam Brown earned 1000 total points
ID: 41742802
1) They *can* be managed...the question is whether or not you *want* to manage them. They can't join the domain or make changes to local policy, so if you want to manage them you have to do everything manually through Regedit, which is a monstrous pain in the neck.

2) Pro can be joined to the domain and managed with group policy, but is missing some of the features available in Enterprise. Specifically, Pro does not allow DirectAccess connectivity and a few other advanced features, but you probably won't need the features that are missing in a school environment.
0
Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

 
LVL 102

Assisted Solution

by:John
John earned 1000 total points
ID: 41742811
Pro has enough features for any school, small business. I would not spend any time trying to manage Home. That just wastes time.
0
 
LVL 44

Assisted Solution

by:Adam Brown
Adam Brown earned 1000 total points
ID: 41742844
Well, the question is whether it can be managed at *all*. And yes, it can be. It just isn't worth the effort to do so.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:roarteam
ID: 41742866
That's what I figured.  Thanks for all the input!
0
 
LVL 102

Expert Comment

by:John
ID: 41742883
You are very welcome and I was happy to assist.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Scott Silva
ID: 41743311
Also, you need Server 2012 as a minimum if you want to run a WSUS server as The older versions of WSUS won't properly update Win 10 machines...
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

In current releases of Windows 10, MS removed the ability to format a volume with ReFS. That feature is moved to Windows 10 Pro for Workstations. The requisite files exist in Pro, but functionality is locked and/or otherwise unavailable. A $125 upgr…
The Windows Firewall provides an important layer of protection and a rich interface to configure it. Unfortunately, it lacks item level filtering. This article details my process of implementing firewall-as-code to reduce GPO bloat.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
The Task Scheduler is a powerful tool that is built into Windows. It allows you to schedule tasks (actions) on a recurring basis, such as hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, at log on, at startup, on idle, etc. This video Micro Tutorial is a brief intro…

589 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question