Windows 10 Build 9926 deployment using SCCM 2012 R2

Microsoft was all about Windows 10 Last month & when we have a Windows 10 technical preview build (9926) out after so long then why not to deploy & test it. So, was trying to deploy windows 10 build 9926 using SCCM 2012 R2 CU4 in my lab & here are few things i found out during the deployment.

1. When you import windows 10 image in SCCM by default the package name is windows 8.1 enterprise (or pro).

2. When you import the windows 10 technical preview build # 9926 into SCCM and add it to the task sequence, under image section there are 2 images which appears in the drop down menu :

1. Windows 8.1 pro
2. Windows 8.1

When you select and deploy windows 8.1 pro every thing works fine. The image gets properly deployed and it gets joined to domain or workgroup.

But when you select windows 8.1 & then try to deploy it (joining it to workgroup or domain), it fails. There is no error in the SMSTS.log file but the task sequence UI shows error (will post the exact error codes).

3. When you import windows 10 enterprise technical preview, there's a single image appearing under image section, here also the name appears as windows 8.1 enterprise. But every thing works fine with this image. It gets deployed properly & the image gets joined to domain.

4. After deploying Windows 10 Technical preview build # 9926 on a Hyper-V VM there's a battery icon appearing in the splash screen. Strange !!

5. When you upgrade a windows 8.1 machine to windows 10 and if windows 8.1 image (there are 2 images windows 8.1 pro & windows 8.1) gets applied from the windows 10 image package, then it wont join to domain. The domain option is greyed out and following message appears :

 6. SCCM Client Push installation don't work on Windows 10 Build # 9926.

CCM.log file says the OS is not supported :-


  1. Hi, Here are the issues which are delivered by Microsoft as a sort of known issues : [battery icon is one of them which you have mentioned]

    - After installing this build, you may see a boot selection menu each time you reboot your PC. This is because a bug where a second boot option is persisted to uninstall the Windows 10 Technical Preview and roll back to the previous OS installed. When you get to this screen, if you do nothing it will automatically boot to the Windows 10 Technical Preview within 30 seconds by default or you can choose it on your own. Don’t worry, this behavior is only temporary.
    - Xbox Live enabled games that require sign-in will not launch correctly. If you see the below dialog box the game requires Xbox Live sign-in. A fix for this will be distributed via WU shortly after the release of Build 9926.
    - Battery icon shows on lock screen of PCs without batteries.
    - Tiles on the Start menu show truncated app names (such as the Windows Feedback app).
    - Remote Desktop has some painting issues that result in tiled pixilation.
    - Connected Standby enabled devices like Surface Pro 3 may experience shorter than expected battery life.
    - In Cortana, reminders can’t be edited and more complex reminders might not get created. The first reminder you create in Cortana in this build might not pop up, but subsequent ones will. Completed reminders also don’t move to the History page in Cortana’s Notebook.
    - The Music app will disappear if minimized within 16 seconds of launch. Just leave it in the foreground for 20 seconds or so and it should work just fine.
    - Occasionally, the Start Menu is improperly registered and will fail to launch.
    In-app purchase is not available for apps downloaded through the Store Beta.

  2. Thanks, for listing it out sir !!

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