Posted by: kurtsh | May 10, 2019

INFO: More warnings around the use of Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) on traditional desktops

We’ve published more information recently about why Microsoft strongly discourages the use of Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) for desktops.

The Windows 10 LTSC ‘what’s new’ site highlights an important recommendation from both Microsoft as well as advisors such as Gartner Group:

The Long Term Servicing Channel is not intended for deployment on most or all the PCs in an organization. The LTSC edition of Windows 10 provides customers with access to a deployment option for their special-purpose devices and environments. These devices typically perform a single important task and don’t need feature updates as frequently as other devices in the organization. These devices are also typically not heavily dependent on support from external apps and tools. Since the feature set for LTSC does not change for the lifetime of the release, over time there might be some external tools that do not continue to provide legacy support. See
LTSC: What is it, and when it should be used.

For more specific examples of the dangers of using Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) as a production desktop OS for an Enterprise, (as opposed to exceptional use for single purpose control consoles or embedded systems) also see:


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