DEPLOYMENT OF WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 TO NMCI:
R 181636Z JAN 19
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SUBJ/DEPLOYMENT OF WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 TO NMCI//
POC/WIN10 COORDINATION CENTER/CIV/PMW-205/-/EMAIL:
NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER (CIO)
MEMORANDUM, MIGRATION TO MICROSOFT WINDOWS 10 (WIN10) SECURE HOST BASELINE.
REF B IS THE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MEMORANDUM PROMULGATING DEADLINE FOR
MIGRATING OFFICE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY WORKSTATIONS TO THE DOD MICROSOFT
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the rollout of WIN10 version 1803 (v1803) to
the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Secret Internet Protocol Routing
Network (SIPRNet) and Non-Classified Internet Protocol Routing Network
(NIPRNet) enterprise. It outlines the migration plan and the user
responsibilities for the rollout, which have been extensively coordinated
with Fleet Cyber Command (FCC)/Commander TENTH Fleet (C10F) and Echelon 2
CIOs. Implementation on OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network, Excepted Networks,
and Information Technology for the 21st century will be addressed separately.
Leadership engagement is critical to ensure the upgrades to WIN10 v1803 occur
on time to improve cyber security and comply with the DoD mandate.
2. Extensive lessons learned from the previous WIN10 upgrade were solicited
and used to ensure process improvement and to minimize impact to users and
system administrators for this WIN10 v1803 upgrade. Early adoption rollouts
are in progress and have been used to identify and eliminate issues that may
affect the broader rollout. FCC/C10F will issue orders to initiate
enterprise seat updates. The seats to be upgraded have been selected and
prioritized by Echelon 2 CIOs to minimize impacts to mission and key
leadership. The preload packages are being distributed via various redundant
efforts and will be completed prior to the seats starting the upgrade to
minimize impact to network performance. When an individual seat has received
all preloads and passed a pre-flight check, it will receive an execution
package and start the migration at the user initiated Green Shutdown. The
average time that a seat will be unavailable is approximately three to five
3. Participants of each rollout will receive tailored user instructions
prior to the start date. It is important for participants to read and follow
these instructions as specific actions will be required. Early lessons
learned are that any deviation from the instructions resulted in delay in
completing the upgrade and extended user down time. More information and
guidance on the WIN10 v1803 update can be found on the NMCI Homeport at
https://www.homeport.navy.mil/management/windows10 to include a webinar
presentation, helpful hints, frequently asked questions, and specific issue
4. CIOs and Contract Technical Representatives (CTRs) are responsible for
tracking the readiness and completion of migration for their commands to
ensure that planned seat migrations remain on track. CIOs and CTRs must
ensure that users are informed of the importance of maintaining the seat in a
healthy state and they do not delay the migration.
5. Individual User Responsibilities
a. End of Day Actions. Once each seat receives all required preload
packages, the user will receive a notification that the WIN 10 v1803 update
is ready for installation. At the end of the day users will need to execute
a Green Shutdown by clicking the Windows logo from the desktop bar and
selecting Shut Down, and selecting Yes when prompted to perform a Green
Shutdown. This will manage the reboot cycle necessary to complete the update
overnight. All users shall restart their seats nightly, including those who
traditionally take their unclassified laptops home. Please note that Green
Shutdowns are usually quick when done regularly and time-consuming when not
done as a best practice.
b. Protection of Personal Data. Users should back up any personal data
on their seats by utilizing their personal H: drive or contacting their
Information Technician support staff for alternate backup methods if data
backup exceeds H: drive capacity.
c. Network Connection. Users must ensure that individual machines are
plugged in and physically connected to the NMCI network when scheduled for
migration. Migration cannot be completed via NMCI Enterprise WiFi or Remote
Access Service connection.
d. XPS Viewer. Microsoft has retired XPS Viewer and it is not supported
in WIN10 v1803. Users are advised to check if they retain files in XPS
format and convert to PDF before migration.
e. Users in Restricted Access/Controlled Access Areas are recommended to
preload seats by Digital Video Disk in accordance with instruction provided
6. The NMCI Service Desk has established top-level end user support directly
for WIN10 v1803 that can be accessed by dialing (866) 843-6624 and selecting
Option 3 from the option prompt.
7. Released by VADM Matthew J. Kohler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.