What is Set up School PCs?

Applies to:

  • Windows 10

The Set up School PCs app helps you configure new Windows 10 PCs for school use. The app, which is available for Windows 10 version 1703 and later, configures and saves school-optimized settings, apps, and policies into a single provisioning package. You can then save the package to a USB drive and distribute it to your school PCs.

If your school uses Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or Office 365, the Set up School PCs app will create a setup file. This file joins the PC to your Azure Active Directory tenant. The app also helps set up PCs for use with or without Internet connectivity.

Join PC to Azure Active Directory

If your school uses Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or Office 365, the Set up School PCs app creates a setup file that joins your PC to your Azure Active Directory tenant.

The app also helps set up PCs for use with or without Internet connectivity.

List of Set up School PCs features

The following table describes the Set up School PCs app features and lists each type of Intune subscription. An X indicates that the feature is available with the specific subscription.

Feature No Internet Azure AD Office 365 Azure AD Premium
Fast sign-in X X X X
Students sign in and start using the computer in under a minute, even on initial sign-in.
Custom Start experience X X X X
Necessary classroom apps are pinned to Start and unnecessary apps are removed.
Guest account, no sign-in required X X X X
Set up computers for use by anyone with or without an account.
School policies X X X X
Settings create a relevant, useful learning environment and optimal computer performance.
Azure AD Join X X X
Computers join with your existing Azure AD or Office 365 subscription for centralized management.
Single sign-on to Office 365 X X
Students sign in with their IDs to access all Office 365 web apps or installed Office apps.
Take a Test app X
Administer quizzes and assessments through test providers such as Smarter Balanced.
Settings roaming via Azure AD X
Synchronize student and application data across devices for a personalized experience.

Note

If your school uses Active Directory, use Windows Configuration Designer to configure your PCs to join the domain. You can only use the Set up School PCs app to set up PCs that are connected to Azure AD.

Next steps

Learn more about setting up devices with the Set up School PCs app.

When you're ready to create and apply your provisioning package, see Use Set up School PCs app.