Microsoft on Monday shared details on how enterprise customers can transition to its new Windows 10 Anniversary release. By Tuesday, however, a few users were reporting issues during installation, with error codes providing no information on how to resolve the issue.
Also known as Build 14393 or 1607, the Anniversary Update was widely available as of Monday afternoon (EST) to volume licensees via the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center.
Some of those new updates of note for IT departments include:
- Windows Information Protection (WIP), which helps to protect enterprise apps and data on enterprise-owned and personal devices against potential data leakage without otherwise interfering with the user experience.
- Improvements to Windows Hello for Business, which now includes both Windows Hello and Microsoft Passport.
- Simplified provisioning with Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD), and the ability to install Windows ICD with the full Windows Assessment Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), or by itself.
- The ability to connect to a remote PC that is joined to Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
- Improved taskbar management, including the ability to add and remove pinned apps from the taskbar as an administrator, while still allowing users to pin/unpin apps and change the order of pinned apps on the taskbar after the enterprise configuration is applied.
- Expanded mobile device management (MDM) capabilities.
- Shared PC mode, which optimizes Windows 10 for shared use scenarios, such as touchdown spaces in an enterprise or temporary customer use in a retail business.
- The inclusion of App-V and UE-V as Windows features (instead of inclusion in MDOP, which required a separate download and installation).
- Windows Defender enhancements, including the release of Windows Defender Offline (which allows you to run offline scans), Block at First Sight(which dramatically improves detection times for new malware), enhanced notifications, and potentially unwanted application (PUA) detection.
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is being rolled out to Windows 10 PCs across the world in phases starting with the newer machines first, according to Microsoft, with Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education edition customers provided the option to defer Windows updates.
According to chatter on Microsoft’s Community forums, a minority of end users are having installation issues, receiving error codes such as 0x80070057 and 0xa0000400.
Microsoft has yet to officially acknowledge the bug issue, signalling that the occurence is most likely not a widespread issue; according to Softpedia.com, one way to resolve the issue is to perform a clean install to the operating system using the Media Creation Tool. The tool effectively guides users throughout the step-by-step installation process.