think your organization has far bigger os standardization and upgrade issues no offense
You are partly right, but at the moment we do not have the opportunity to translate stations with the operating system Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 to newer versions, since these stations have been stable working in the APCS network for over 7 years and have specific software. If it were stations in the office network, then of course there were no problems with translating to new versions (such as Windows 10 and so on).
That's why I personally love red hat linux. their version 6 was released back in 2010 and minor version upgrade to latest 6.9. It's easier compared to upgrading windows 2008 - 2012 - 2016 with all the service packs in between.
we also do a complete tech refresh every 5 years.. os wise pretty much a homogeneous os environment so thankfully does not encounter your issue. hope it works out.