Windows 10 version 1803 upgrade

How do I upgrade windows laptops from 1709 version to 1803 version. I have 150 laptops that need to be upgraded in the network.

I tried using WSUS but could not successed

please help if there is any alternative solution
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Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
With that many computers, I would be tempted to let the automatic process do the work.
Otherwise, I'm rather sure that it will be a manual process computer-by-computer.
If I'm right about that then I would remote into all of the laptops with an industrial-strength remoting tool like GoToAssist or LogMeIn - even though that's going to be an added step up front.

Then, this is what Microsoft did for me on a reluctant computer just the other day and I did successfully yesterday on one of my reluctant computers;

0) Maybe turn off the services mentioned below...
1) Run cmd "as administrator"
2) c:\windows
3) del SoftwareDistribution
4) run services.msc
Start Windows Installer
Set Windows Update service to Manual and Start it
With a browser,
Click on: "Download tool now"
Run the tool on the PC.
At this point, the remoting software pays off because you have to revisit the computer to respond to prompts from time to time.
Those times are rather far apart....
Samson-NatconAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your input but I was more thinking about centrally managed approach like using WSUS. I  already have WSUS but could not make it work for me.
Samson-NatconAuthor Commented:
what was Microsoft's recommendation for mass upgrade?
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Use a deployment solution.  Windows Deployment Server (WDS) for example.  HOWEVER, you need to use a volume license to create your image.  There are additional tools to preserve user profiles.  And larger businesses don't really "upgrade" with concern of preserving the existing system... they just redeploy an image with the correct software pre-installed or deployed automatically through scripts/SCCM/MDT (Microsoft Deployment Toolkit).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If Lee's solution does not fit your needs, do as suggested above, turn on Automatic Updates and let the machines update on their own. We do this in a number of small clients and it works just fine.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
By the way an even newer version of Windows 10 will be out very soon.
Samson-NatconAuthor Commented:
Thank you John. I was also thinking about disabling my WSUS for all staff and let them get it since I reviewed and tested the feature updates.

for the new updates coming soon, I will give it some time to review and let it through may be in 3 to 4 months time.

Thank you for your suggestions and recommendations
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Best way for me has been to share(mount) the install files and run this on the PC's

"\\SERVER\Operating Systems\Windows 10 Pro x64\setup.exe" /auto upgrade /migratedrivers all /dynamicupdate enable /showoobe none
Fred MarshallPrincipalCommented:
Don: It looks to me like exactly what is needed here!  The one thing I wonder about is that /auto upgrade, in the command descriptions, says it's for volume licensed systems??
Samson-NatconAuthor Commented:
Thank you all for providing alternate solutions.
I decided to go with disabling WSUS to let the upgrade get pushed to all users.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update
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