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Microsoft Bundles Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Editions into a Single ISO

When Microsoft delivers Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709) for business-licensed media, customers will notice a change. According to a post from Michael Niehaus

You might notice that there have been some packaging changes with volume licensing media and upgrade packages with Windows 10, version 1709. Now, instead of having separate media and packages for Windows 10 Pro (volume licensing version), Windows 10 Enterprise, and Windows 10 Education, all three will be bundled together.

Michael goes on to state that customers can still search for the various Windows 10 editions (Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Enterprise, Windows 10 Education) in the Visual Studio Subscriptions service, but the download will still point to the single ISO. The edition that is applicable for your organization is unlocked using your license key.

Its also interesting is that due to the single ISO, it also simplifies deployment of images using Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and also WSUS.

For ConfigMgr and MDT, you need to identify the index number and apply that to the image for deployment:

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For WSUS, only a single package will show in the Upgrades classification table. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is smart enough to use the correct version for the update.


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