1.    13 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,174
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Upgrade Questions With Caveats


    I've done the upgrade to Windows 10 at least 30 times so far. All have been non-domain computers. I've done one so far that was a domain computer, and it was removed from the domain, thanks to the remove everything option.

    So my question is this. What's the best way to upgrade a domain computer off of the network? Or, better yet, if we choose keep my files, will the computer remain on the domain?

    I have a user coming to a meeting in two weeks that I will be attending. He wants to be upgraded to 10, but we will not be sitting in our corporate office. Will the upgrade, even with "keep my files" selected, remove this computer from the domain? If not, I'll have to readd his computer to the domain using the Windows VPN connection. Not terribly painful, but then I'd have to hope his profile still loads.

    Bonus Part: If the computer is kept on the domain during the install, I shouldn't have any worries. Since we would be using a slow wireless connection, is it possible to do the upgrade by using downloaded code or an extracted .iso, rather than having to wait for the entire install file set to download over the slow wireless?
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  2.    14 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,109
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    So my question is this. What's the best way to upgrade a domain computer off of the network? Or, better yet, if we choose keep my files, will the computer remain on the domain?
    Yes. At least in a test I did just now I had absolutely no issues:
    • I joined Windows 10 Pro Build 10586 (TH2 version 1511) to a domain
    • Used Windows Update to upgrade it to Insider Build 14316
    • After the last reboot of the upgrade, test machine was still part of the domain allowing domain sign-in

    I did not test the same with Windows 7, joining a Windows 7 machine to domain then upgrading it to Windows 10, but I see no reason why it would be different.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    Bonus Part: If the computer is kept on the domain during the install, I shouldn't have any worries. Since we would be using a slow wireless connection, is it possible to do the upgrade by using downloaded code or an extracted .iso, rather than having to wait for the entire install file set to download over the slow wireless?
    Yes, of course. Just create an install media, you can upgrade any Windows 7 or later machine with that. The upgrade does not have to be through Windows Update.

    Kari
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