Have you started testing or planning your Windows 11 deployment? Like all things new and shiny, if you haven’t been asked about it yet, you soon will be.

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Windows 11 Readiness

With the end of the year fast approaching, many organisations will be questioning if they deploy Windows 10 or Windows 11 on their fleet in preparation for next year.

Windows 11 has some pretty strict hardware requirements, if you’re using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) to manage your fleet and applications Hastwell can provide a free Windows 11 Readiness Report. This report will give you a great indication if you’ll be able to consider using Windows 11 on your current workstation fleet.

On top of the system requirements for Windows 11, you’ll also need to ensure your deployment infrastructure is up-to-date and able to deploy the new operating system. At a minimum, you’ll need to update your Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) to version 10.1.22000. Your Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM) will need to be running version 2107 or later.

In addition to the hardware and deployment requirements, you’ll need to update your Group Policy templates, and ensure your print servers are using v4 print drivers.

Our specialist Microsoft Infrastructure team can assist you with this process by analysing your environment, developing your standard operating environment or packaging applications to ensure the end user has a consistent experience across your entire fleet.

Where to from here? Check out our website to learn more about how we can support your Microsoft environment or contact me and we’ll provide you with a free Windows 11 Readiness Report to analyse your environment and provide advice on the next steps.