Do you have a bunch of Windows 10 Pro devices and would like upgrade them to Windows 10 Enterprise? Microsoft 365 (specifically Microsoft Intune) can help you!
Note: For more information please reference Deploy Windows 10 Enterprise licenses. The following is an example on how to do this with Intune (assuming appropriate licenses have been purchased and assigned).
First, create a Microsoft Intune configuration policy. In the Azure Portal navigate to Microsoft Intune -> Device Configuration -> Profiles. Click Create Profile
Next, create a new Windows 10 and later profile, with a type of Edition Upgrade. Click Settings
Click Edition Upgrade
In the field Edition to upgrade to select Windows 10 Enterprise. In the Product Key field type in the product key (i.e. MAK). Then click OK
Click OK to save the Edition Upgrade. Click OK again then click Create
Next, click Assignments in the Assign to menu select All Users & Devices then click Save
Note: Your assignments may be different per your organization’s requirements. This is only an example. You could also assign only the machines in question, or use a dynamic security group that queries on the device serial number,etc.
On a virtual machine with Windows 10 1803, install Windows 10 Pro:
Note: I’m showing you this, to demonstrate the upgrade. Ideally you would sign in as an Organizational Account in the OOBE when installing Windows. However, if I did that here, you wouldn’t see that I’m coming from Pro 🙂
Notice it’s Windows 10 Pro:
Join the machine to Azure AD to receive the Intune policy:
Reboot the machine and sign in with the user’s Azure AD credentials. Once signed in, open System Information and notice that Windows has been upgraded to Enterprise!
This can be verified in the Intune portal under Device Status for the configuration policy that was previously created:
I hope you found this helpful. Questions? Please let me know in the comments below! Enjoy!
Microsoft 365 is a compelling offering that enables organizations ranging from the small to mid-size business all the way to enterprise on their journey towards digital transformation. At a high level, Microsoft 365 combines the best of Windows 10, Office 365 and Enterprise Mobility + Security into a single offering that customers can purchase. However, what exactly is Microsoft 365, and what does it mean to have it? How does this technology help me and my organization? What does it mean to bring creativity into the workplace? How does teamwork enable a more collaborative environment? What does integrated for simplicity and intelligent security mean, and how does it impact me as an IT professional?
I recorded a short 20 minute presentation (click the video below to watch) that will give you an overview of Microsoft 365 Enterprise – and I hope that it will inspire you to learn more about the value this service provides and the incredible capabilities that can open new possibilities for your organization. Enjoy!
P.S. Stay tuned as I will soon have another blog post on a video of Microsoft 365 demo in action!