Configure Windows 10 edition upgrade profile in Intune

Configure an upgrade profile in Intune to automatically upgrade devices that run Windows 10 edition to a different edition. Also see the supported upgrade paths.

Before you begin

Before you upgrade devices to the latest version, you need one of the following:

  • A valid product key to install the updated Windows version on all devices that you target with the policy (for Windows 10 Desktop editions). You can use either Multiple Activation Keys (MAK) or Key Management Server (KMS) keys, or a Microsoft license file that contains the licensing information to install the updated Windows version on all devices that you target with the policy (for Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Holographic editions).
  • The Windows 10 devices you assign the policy are enrolled in Microsoft Intune. You cannot use the edition upgrade policy with PCs that run the Intune PC client software.

Supported upgrade paths

The following table lists the supported upgrade paths for the Windows 10 edition upgrade profile.

Upgrade from Upgrade to
Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro Education
Windows 10 Pro N edition Windows 10 Education N edition
Windows 10 Enterprise N edition
Windows 10 Pro Education N edition
Windows 10 Pro Education Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Pro Education N edition Windows 10 Education N edition
Windows 10 Cloud Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Education
Windows 10 Cloud N edition Windows 10 Education N edition
Windows 10 Enterprise N edition
Windows 10 Pro N edition
Windows 10 Pro Education N edition
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise N edition Windows 10 Education N edition
Windows 10 Core Windows 10 Education
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro Education
Windows 10 Core N edition Windows 10 Education N edition
Windows 10 Enterprise N edition
Windows 10 Pro Education N edition
Windows 10 Holographic Windows 10 Holographic for Business
Windows 10 Mobile Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise

Create a device profile containing device restriction settings

  1. Sign into the Azure portal.
  2. Select All services, filter on Intune, and select Microsoft Intune.
  3. Select Device configuration, select Profiles, and then select Create Profile.
  4. Enter a Name and Description for the edition upgrade profile.
  5. From the Platform drop-down list, choose Windows 10 and later.
  6. From the Profile type drop-down list, choose Edition upgrade.
  7. In the Edition Upgrade properties, enter the following settings:
    • Edition to upgrade to - From the drop-down list, select the version of Windows 10 Desktop, Windows 10 Holographic, or Windows 10 Mobile that you're upgrading the targeted devices to.
    • Product Key - Enter the product key that you received from Microsoft, which can be used to upgrade all targeted Windows 10 Desktop devices. After you create a policy that contains a product key, the key cannot be updated, and is hidden for security reasons. To change the product key, enter the entire key again.
    • License File - Choose Browse to select the license file you received from Microsoft. This license file contains license information for the Windows Holographic or Windows 10 Mobile edition you are upgrading the targeted devices to.
  8. When done, select Create to save your changes.

The profile is created and is listed in the profiles.

Next steps

To assign this profile to groups, see How to assign device profiles.

Note

If you later remove the policy assignment, the version of Windows on the device is not reverted, and continues to function normally.