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Microsoft defames system admins

Windows 10System administrators are miffed that Microsoft is trying to shame them into upgrading machines to the new version of the OS.

Domain-joined devices that were blocked from upgrading to Windows 10 have now begun to display the familiar Get Windows 10 icon in the taskbar. If a user clicks the icon, he or she is presented with the screen which says that the System Admin has blocked upgrades to this machine.

The displayed message not only generalises by telling users that “upgrades”, implying all upgrades, have been blocked by the system administrator but also tries to put pressure on admins to upgrade machines to Windows 10.  It basically makes the poor Sys Admin look like they are not doing their job.

This would appear to be a change of heart from Microsoft too. When the company first announced this new push in the business market, it said that domain-joined PCs would only see these type of messages if updates on said devices weren’t managed by WSUS or System Center Configuration Manager. It appears that the messages come up regardless.