I have a group policy that needs to apply to Windows 10 Creators / version 1703 / Build 15063 and higher, (Specifically Cross Domain Drive mappings)

Until Fall Creators came out, detecting specifically for creators update worked with this code:

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Version like "10.0.15063%" AND ProductType="1"

But going forward, I need this to apply to both Creators and Fall Creators, and presumably, Redstone 4+

Because BuildNumber is a String and not Integer, the obvious fix of changing "Version Like" to "version >" won't work, and would end up not applying to Windows 10, but applying to Windows Vista/7/8.

The Microsoft KnowledgeBase gives an example to detect anything Greater than Windows 10 RTM, but I specifically only want to detect Windows 10 Creators and higher. Can anyone assist with a suitable WMI filter?

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Microsoft don't easily allow that, for the exact reason you found, it's a string, not a number. Please see WMI Group Policy filters that compare Win32_OperatingSystem BuildNumber don't work as expected on Windows 10

A workaround like they wrote is to compare all possible string;

Select BuildNumber from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE  BuildNumber LIKE "%[15063][16299]%"
  • Hi, Yagmoth. That's similar to my current workaround which is: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE (Version like "10.0.15063%") OR (Version like "10.0.16299%") AND ProductType="1" The problem is, every six months, there's going to be a new Windows 10 version number to add to the string, making it more and more unwieldy. is there any WMI wizardry you can use to detect "Creators and above"?
    – Dave
    Oct 25, 2017 at 14:20
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    @Dave A wmi filter for not like old version could be the perfect workaround then. aka Where Not (version like "10.0.96%") and (version like "10.0.10%") and ... That and a wmi filter to detect if its a windows 10 in general.
    – yagmoth555
    Oct 25, 2017 at 14:40
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    Didn't think of using Not. I'll have a go this week, and report back.
    – Dave
    Oct 30, 2017 at 10:39

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