Forgive me if this is a dumb question but I can't seem to find out exactly how I'm supposed to do this. Last year I upgraded my entire office from a combination of Windows 7 Pro and 8 Pro machines to Windows 10 Pro. The office is about 100 computers and I did so manually by using 7 or so USB flash drives at a time and installing it on each machine. (This was during the free upgrade period.) Now most of my computers are on version 1511, though I do have some later purchases that are on 1607.
However, when researching the just released Creators Edition I found out that these older branches will be unsupported as the new ones come in! So my question is this - how do I use WSUS (I currently have Windows Server 2008 R2) to deploy the 1607 update without having to manually touch each computer again? I am getting security updates for all versions but the "editions" don't show up as regular updates. Is there a way to make that possible?
If not, is there a third party program I can use to achieve this goal? Perhaps PDQ Deploy? (I currently use PDQ Inventory.) I know there is also system center but that is a very expensive program and I don't think management would go for that.
So, to sum up, I'm looking for a way to upgrade Windows 1511 to 1607 without having to manually touch each computer.
Thanks very much