Windows 7 to Windows 10: In Need of a Remote Deployment Solution
Hello, PDQ community!
I am currently trying to research the easiest and best way for me to upgrade around 100 users from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Most of them are here at our HQ building, however many are scattered in various remote locations, meaning a remote solution is required. We recently aquired a license of PDQDeploy/Inventory and from what I have seen, it looks like PDQ does have the capability to do this, however I am running into some issues and am now unsure of how this should be approached...
What is needed is something that can run in the background overnight and at the very minimum will keep the applications already installed on the machine. I have an 1803 ISO created from the general Microsoft Media Creation Tool, which I have currently stored on a network location. From this I researched and found what I believe to be the command line I need to get it going:
start /wait \\nighthawk\misdept\Installs\Win10Dep\win10\Files\setup.exe /auto upgrade /migratedrivers all /dynamicupdate enable /telemetry disable /compat IgnoreWarning /showoobe none /quiet
I initially tried to run this deployment with the command only, which did bring up an installation process in the task manager, however it went away after a few moments and did not progress further. I then created a batch with the above command line and tried to import the batch file itself, however this showed no signs of life once deployed... When I simply double-click the batch file I get a User Account Control message requesting permission, but once Yes is clicked the upgrade begins. I am not sure if this required Yes input is messing the deployment up. The goal is for this to require no input from the user during the deployment.
Am I doing something wrong with this? Are there any other suggestions you as a community have for a novice trying to learn the seemingly never-ending complexity of deployments in general? Any and all help is appreciated!