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Windows 10 Subscription Activation Not "stepping-up"

Copper Contributor

We recently decided to make the switch from KMS to Subscription activation for our E3 users. I've been able to successfully test this in a few different situations when I've run into a roadblock. Due to our size, we will face a struggle forcing everyone to change to their Azure AD creds (, so we intended to run the script Microsoft recommends for manual activation. To do this via SCCM, however, we wanted to set a configuration baseline to remediate any machines that do not make the switch by using powershell. We wrote a script that successfully activates the underlying pro license, but now these machines are not making the "step-up" to enterprise. 

I attempted to run the script MS suggests on each of these machines since, but to no avail. I have also made GPO changes and registry changes suggested on other posts but that also did not work. 


I opened a ticket with MS but they have, so far, only suggested changes that I have already made. Does anyone have any sort of experience with making this change to subscription in an enterprise environment? How does the "step-up" to enterprise occur? I'm struggling to find any sort of information to aid me in troubleshooting where that piece may be failing. 

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