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Intune – How to deploy Windows 11 Preview

If you want to test out the Widnows 11 Preview in your organization on some devices, here is a guide for it.

Join the Windows Insider program

First you have to go to the Windows insider Register page: https://insider.windows.com/en-us/register

Click Sign in now, and login with you Administrator credentials

click Register now

Now you have joined the Windows Insider Program, and you can close the Windows insider Register page.

 

Make a new Windows Update ring

Go to endpoint.microsoft.com – Devices and click on Windows 10 Update rings

Click on Create profile

Give the Windows Update ring a name, and click Next

Choose the Windows Insider – Fast Servicing channel, and click Next

Asign the group with your test user(s) or computer(s) and click Next and then Create.

  • Keep in mind : See the info when you assign; When excluding groups, you cannot mix user and device groups across include and exclude.
  • So if you have other update rings, and eg assign All Users, you can’t make a device group for the windows 11 ring device(s), and exclute the devices group from your other update ring. It will then still get the settings, and it will confligt whit your windows 11 ring. 🙂 see example here:

Just a example of windows update ring conflict

 

End user experience

Let’s take a look at our test device

If you will update the device right away, then sync your device with Intune

Sorry for Danish screenshot, If the Windows 11 update dosen ‘t show up, try go to settings – Windows Insider Program and hit the Restart now button

Again sorry for Danish screenshot, now the update show up, and start downloading.

Happy testing!

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