Support for Windows 10 in System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

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

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.

For example, 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 are removed from support. For more information, see Deprecated operating systems.


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 1706 Configuration Manager 1710 Configuration Manager 1802
Enterprise 2015 LTSB Supported Supported Supported
Enterprise 2016 LTSB Supported Supported Supported
1607
(see editions)
Supported 1 Supported 1 Supported 1
1703
(see editions)
Supported Supported Supported
1709
(see editions)
Backwards compatible Supported Supported
1803
(see editions)
Not supported Not supported Supported

Editions: Enterprise, Pro, Education, Pro Education

1 For more information, see Windows lifecycle fact sheet and the section on "Servicing extension for Enterprise and Education editions".

Key
Supported = Supported
Backwards compatible = Backwards compatible
Existing client management features should work with the new Windows 10 version. For example, hardware inventory, software inventory, and software updates. We will document any known issues or caveats.

This approach gives you the ability to deploy and manage new Windows versions right away with application compatibility support, and without requiring a new Configuration Manager update version.
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.

Windows 10 ADK

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

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 1706 Configuration Manager 1710 Configuration Manager 1802
1703 Supported Backwards compatible Backwards compatible
1709 Supported Supported Supported
1803 Not supported Not supported Supported
Key
Supported = Supported
Microsoft recommends using the Windows ADK that matches the version of Windows you're deploying. For example, use the Windows ADK for Windows 10 version 1703 when deploying Windows 10 version 1703. 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 will 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.