MLS on Windows 10

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MLS on Windows 10

Postby darthcatcher5 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:56 am

Hi, Does exist a MLS version that is compatible with windows 10 os? Our computer already has this os (w10) and the MLS software shows this message Unsupported operating system Windows NT unknown. Thanks.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby Biggles » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:18 am

Not at the moment. The Church is looking to start rolling out W10 in the middle of next year for Church employees, support services etc.. When that has completed successfully, I imagine it will then be rolled out to the Clerk computers.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:58 am

darthcatcher5 wrote:Our computer already has this os (w10)

That's odd. Unless something changed, Windows 10 is not authorized for clerk computers. It shouldn't have come from the church that way. Units are not authorized to buy clerk computers or accept donations.

I can only assume that someone accepted Microsoft's offer to update. I'd highly suggest you reverse that - or backup the data and re-install the image.
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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby pgm44 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:08 pm

We (here in the Philippines) in our ward still have Windows 8 and MLS is not compatible with that version. We have now to install Windows 7 to continue use MLS.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby pricek » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:11 am

Microsoft will now force Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10. The only way to stop it is to turn off all automatic updates.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby eblood66 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:26 am

pricek wrote:Microsoft will now force Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10. The only way to stop it is to turn off all automatic updates.

I'm pretty sure that the church controls what updates are made available to clerk computers (basically they point the clerk computers to their own update server). This is common practice for enterprise users. As such they can control whether Windows 10 is available via automatic update.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby Biggles » Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:39 am

eblood66 wrote:
pricek wrote:Microsoft will now force Windows 7 computers to upgrade to Windows 10. The only way to stop it is to turn off all automatic updates.

I'm pretty sure that the church controls what updates are made available to clerk computers (basically they point the clerk computers to their own update server). This is common practice for enterprise users. As such they can control whether Windows 10 is available via automatic update.

This is one of the purposes of the IBM Endpoint Manager (IEM) installed on Clerk computers.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby pricek » Thu Dec 17, 2015 8:57 am

Pretty sure? So you don't know. We don't have IBM Endpoint Manager on our computer. I do know that our unit computer downloads automatically and ask to be install when we boot Sunday morning. I was just trying to raise a warning flag to whoever may being supporting unit or church wide computers.

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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:32 am

eblood66 wrote:I'm pretty sure that the church controls what updates are made available to clerk computers (basically they point the clerk computers to their own update server).

They certainly do that with newer installs of Win7, but I'm not sure as they're doing that with the first setups. And I need to bug them about it - they haven't been supporting all of MS's essential updates. Most of my Win7's are still on IE10 - and MS is dropping support for that next month.

And while MS is really pushing Win10 upgrades, it is NOT mandatory. However, I would have concerns that someone might accept the invite.
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Re: MLS on Windows 10

Postby eblood66 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:03 am

pricek wrote:Pretty sure? So you don't know. We don't have IBM Endpoint Manager on our computer. I do know that our unit computer downloads automatically and ask to be install when we boot Sunday morning. I was just trying to raise a warning flag to whoever may being supporting unit or church wide computers.

Endpoint Manager is supposed to be installed. If it isn't installed you (or the STS) should install it as instructed here: https://www.lds.org/help/support/deskto ... e?lang=eng

That page indicates that the church does manage updates via Endpoint Manager.


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