Support for Windows 10 for System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

This topic details the releases of Windows 10 that you can use with the different versions of System Center Configuration Manager Current Branch. This includes:

  • Windows 10 as Configuration Manager client.
  • The Windows 10 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK).

Windows 10 as a client

Configuration Manager attempts to provide support as a client for each new Windows 10 release as soon as possible after it becomes available. Because the products have separate development and release schedules, the support that Configuration Manager provides depends on when each becomes available.

For example, a Configuration Manager version will drop from the matrix after support for that version ends. Similarly, support for Windows 10 versions like the Enterprise 2015 LTSB or 1511 will drop from the matrix when they are removed from support. See Deprecated operating systems for more information.

Windows 10 release Configuration Manager 1610 Configuration Manager 1702 Configuration Manager 1706
Enterprise 2015 LTSB Supported Supported Supported
1511
(see editions)
Supported Supported Supported
Enterprise 2016 LTSB Supported Supported Supported
1607
Anniversary Update
(see editions)
Supported Supported Supported
1703
Creators Update
(see editions)
Not supported Backwards compatible Supported

Editions: Enterprise, Pro, Education, Pro Education

Key
Supported = Supported
Not supported = Backwards compatible - This means that existing client management features (hardware inventory, software inventory, software updates, etc.) should work with the new Windows 10 release. Any known issues or caveats will be documented.

This approach gives you the ability to deploy and manage new Windows builds on day one with application compatibility support without requiring a new Configuration Manager update version.
Supported = Not supported

Windows 10 ADK

When you deploy operating systems with Configuration Manager, the Windows ADK is an external dependency that is required.

The following table list the versions of the Windows 10 ADK that you can use with different versions of Configuration Manager.

Windows 10 ADK release Configuration Manager 1610 Configuration Manager 1702 Configuration Manager 1706
1511 Not supported Not supported Not supported
1607 Supported Backwards compatible Not supported
1703 Not supported Supported Supported
Key
Supported = Supported - Windows recommends using the Windows ADK that matches the version of Windows you are deploying. For example, use the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703 when deploying Windows 10 version 1703.
Backwards compatible = Backward compatible - This combination is not tested but should work. Any known issues or caveats will be documented.
Supported = Not supported
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