First time Setup for Surface Hub 2S

When you first start Surface Hub 2S, the device automatically enters first time Setup mode to guide you through account configuration and related settings.

Configuring Surface Hub 2S account

  1. Configure your locale. Enter region, language, keyboard layout and time zone information. Select Next.

    * Configure your locale *

  2. Connect to a wireless network. Choose your preferred wireless network and select Next.

  • This option is not shown if connected using an Ethernet cable.
  • You cannot connect to a wireless network in hotspots (captive portals) that redirect sign-in requests to a provider’s website.
  1. Enter device account info. Use domain\user for on-premises and hybrid environments and user@example.com for online environments. Select Next.

    * Enter device account info *

  2. Enter additional info. If requested, provide your Exchange server address and then select Next.

    * Enter more info; for example, Exchange server name*

  3. Name this device. Enter a name for your device or use the suggested one based on your account’s display name and user principle name [UPN]. Select Next.

  • The Friendly name is visible on the bottom left corner of Surface Hub 2S and is shown when projecting to the device.

  • The Device name identifies the device when affiliated with Active Directory or Azure Active Directory, and when enrolling the device with Intune.

    * Name this device*

Configuring device admin accounts

You can only set up device admins during first time Setup. For more information, refer to Surface Hub 2S device affiliation.

In the Setup admins for this device window, select one of the following options: Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Active Directory, or Local admin.

* Setup admins for this device *

Active Directory Domain Services

  1. Enter the credentials of a user who has permissions to join the device to Active Directory.

    * Setup admins using domain join *

  2. Select the Active Directory Security Group containing members allowed to log on to the Settings app on Surface Hub 2S.

    * Enter a security group *

  3. Select Finish. The device will restart.

Azure Active Directory

When choosing to affiliate your device with Azure Active Directory, the device will immediately restart and display the following page. Select Next.

* If your organization uses Office 365 or other business services from Microsoft, we’ll enrolll this device with your organization*

  1. Enter the email address or UPN of an account with Intune Plan 1 or greater and then select Next.

    * Enter work or school account*

  2. If redirected, authenticate using your organization’s sign-in page and provide additional logon information if requested. The device will restart.

Local Administrator account

  • Enter a username and password for your local admin. The device will restart.

    * Set up an admin account*

Using provisioning packages

If you insert a USB thumb drive with a provisioning package into one of the USB ports when you start Surface Hub 2S, the device displays the following page.

  1. Enter the requested settings and select Set up.

    * Enter regional settings for provisioning package*

    * Provision this device from removable media*

  2. Choose the provisioning package you’d like to use.

    * Choose provisioning package to use*

  3. If you created a multiple devices CSV file, you will be able to choose a device configuration. For more information, refer to Create provisioning packages for Surface Hub 2S.

    * Select a device account and friendly name from your configuration file*

  4. Follow the instructions to complete first time Setup.