Last week Microsoft started pushing their Windows 10 upgrade on Corporate users whose computers are connected to domains. The easy upgrade path is nice, but there are a lot of reasons you wouldn’t want to upgrade. Fortunately, they made it pretty easy to block the upgrade on domains if you have a Group Policy setup.
- Go to Group Policy Management and find the domain policy that your users use.
- Right-click on the policy and choose “Edit”
- Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update.
- Set “Turn off the upgrade to the latest version Windows through Windows Update” to “Enabled.”
When your computers reset or receive an updated Group Policy by running “gpupdate /force” the Upgrade to Windows 10 app should tell you that the administrator has blocked upgrades.
I had some trouble getting this to work as a local policy on non-domain computers, so I took the alternate route of installing GWX Control Panel.