Support for Windows 10 in Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

Learn about the Windows 10 versions that Configuration Manager supports, including:

Tip

Windows Server builds as a client are supported the same as the associated Windows 10 version. For example, Windows Server 2016 is the same build version as Windows 10 LTSB 2016, and Windows Server version 1803 is the same build version as Windows 10 version 1803.

For more information on Windows Server as a site system, see Supported operating systems for Configuration Manager site system servers.

Windows 10 as a client

Configuration Manager attempts to provide support as a client for each new Windows 10 version 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.

A Configuration Manager version drops from the matrix after support for that version ends. Similarly, support for Windows 10 versions like the Enterprise 2015 LTSB or 1511 drops from the matrix when they're removed from support.


The following table lists the versions of Windows 10 that you can use as a client with different versions of Configuration Manager.
Windows 10 version Configuration Manager 1710 Configuration Manager 1802 Configuration Manager 1806 Configuration Manager 1810 Configuration Manager 1902
Enterprise 2015 LTSB Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Enterprise 2016 LTSB Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
Enterprise LTSC 2019 Not supported Not supported Supported Supported Supported
1703 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
1709 Supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
1803 Not supported Supported Supported Supported Supported
1809 Not supported Not supported Supported Supported Supported
1903 Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Supported

Note

Support for Windows 10 semi-annual channel versions includes the following editions: Enterprise, Pro, Education, and Pro Education.

Key
Supported = Supported
Not supported = Not supported

Note

Starting in version 1802, Configuration Manager supports the client on Windows 10 ARM64 devices. Existing client management features should work with these new devices. For example, hardware and software inventory, software updates, and application management. OS deployment is currently not supported.

For more information on Windows lifecycle, see the Windows lifecycle fact sheet

Windows 10 ADK

When you deploy operating systems with Configuration Manager, the Windows ADK is a required external dependency. For more information, see Infrastructure requirements for OS deployment.

Important

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809, Windows PE is a separate installer. Otherwise there's no functional difference.


The following table lists the versions of the Windows 10 ADK that you can use with different versions of Configuration Manager.
Windows 10 ADK version Configuration Manager 1710 Configuration Manager 1802 Configuration Manager 1806 Configuration Manager 1810 Configuration Manager 1902
1703
(10.1.15063)
Backwards compatible Backwards compatible Not supported Not supported Not supported
1709
(10.1.16299)
Supported Supported Backwards compatible Not supported Not supported
1803
(10.1.17134)
Not supported Supported Supported Backwards compatible Backwards compatible
1809
(10.1.17763)
Not supported Not supported Supported Supported Supported
1903
(10.1.18362)
Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Supported
Key
Supported = Supported
Microsoft recommends using the Windows ADK that matches the version of Windows you're deploying. Use the latest Windows ADK version when deploying the latest Windows 10 version. The latest Windows ADK version may support deployment of older OS versions, such as Windows 7. For more information on Windows ADK component supportability, see DISM supported platforms and USMT requirements.
Backwards compatible = Backward compatible
This combination isn't tested but should work. We'll document any known issues or caveats.
Not supported = Not supported

Note

Configuration Manager only supports x86 and amd64 components of the Windows 10 ADK. It doesn't currently support ARM or ARM64 components.

Tip

Windows Server builds have the same Windows ADK requirement as the associated Windows 10 version. For example, Windows Server 2016 is the same build version as Windows 10 LTSB 2016.