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Zenworks 2017 Update 4 FRU1a compatible with Windows 10 1903?

Hello,

we are using Zenworks 2017 with Update 4 FRU1a and we want to upgrade our Windows 7 clients direct to Windows 10 1903. 

I find only the system requirements from Zenworks 2017 Update 4 and there is no information about 1903, only 1809.

Is the 17.4.1.0 Version compatible with Win 10 1903?

Thank you.
Best regards,

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Re: Zenworks 2017 Update 4 FRU1a compatible with Windows 10 1903?

There are not any current open defects specifically for Windows 10 1903 vs 1809.

Windows 1903 will show as Version XXXX vs 1903 in the ZCC.  (This is by design, Versions of Windows 10 that ship after the release of a given version of ZENworks will show this, until ZCM is updated to version that ships after the Windows version.  ZCM 2020 will add a feature to let you add in your Own New Windows Versions manually.)

It is not "Officially" tested with ZCM 17.4 because it was released  after 17.4, but should still work fine.

Support will be "Officially" added in ZCM 2020, which should ship in a couple of weeks.

Based on the fact that ZCM 2020 Testing for Windows 10 1903 has not revealed any 1903 specific issues nor are there any customer reported Windows 10 1903 bugs against any prior ZCM Version I would not expect any errors.  In fact,  I'm hard pressed to recall any defect where a specific Windows 10 Version  broke ZCM requiring a code fix.

#1 - 1709 introduced ARSO, which we had to document to Disabled to do ZCM authentication (or any 3rd party authentication)

#2 - There was a change to Dynamic User cleanup timing, to avoid confusing the Windows 10 Upgrade program as it upgraded existing user profiles, but ZCM itself did not have any issue.

#3 - There is one known issue in 1803 or Later with intermittent logon failure to ZCM if NOT using the ZCM credential Provider.  This is a Windows 10 Bug that MS confirmed will be rolling into Windows 1909 and then rolling into prior versions.  It's not a ZCM defect in any way, just an OS bug that actually impacts more than just ZCM and exists in 1803 and 1809 as well as 1903. 

In short, I suspect you should be fine and if an issue is encountered specific to 1903 no doubt support would do its best to address it. 

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Re: Zenworks 2017 Update 4 FRU1a compatible with Windows 10 1903?

Thanks Craig,

we will image the first PCs with 1903 and will have a look for any bugs with zenworks.

But your information sounds good and we are happy to hear that zenworks 2020 will release in a couple of weeks.

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Re: Zenworks 2017 Update 4 FRU1a compatible with Windows 10 1903?

We have 10,000-15,000 v1903 machines running in production with 2017 Update 4a with no issues. We started imaging machines with 1903 in May of this year.

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