Apply a provisioning package

Applies to

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Mobile

Provisioning packages can be applied to a device during the first-run experience (out-of-box experience or "OOBE") and after ("runtime").

Note

Applying a provisioning package to a desktop device requires administrator privileges on the device.

Desktop editions

Note

In Windows 10, version 1709, you can interrupt a long-running provisioning process by pressing ESC.

During initial setup, from a USB drive

  1. Start with a computer on the first-run setup screen. If the PC has gone past this screen, reset the PC to start over. To reset the PC, go to Settings > Update & security > Recovery > Reset this PC.

    The first screen to set up a new PC

  2. Insert the USB drive. Windows Setup will recognize the drive and ask if you want to set up the device. Select Set up.

    Set up device?

  3. The next screen asks you to select a provisioning source. Select Removable Media and tap Next.

    Provision this device

  4. Select the provisioning package (*.ppkg) that you want to apply, and tap Next.

    Choose a package

  5. Select Yes, add it.

    Do you trust this package?

After setup, from a USB drive, network folder, or SharePoint site

Insert the USB drive to a desktop computer, navigate to Settings > Accounts > Access work or school > Add or remove a provisioning package > Add a package, and select the package to install. For a provisioning package stored on a network forlder or on a SharePoint site, navigate to the provisioning package and double-click it to begin installation.

add a package option

Mobile editions

Using removable media

  1. Insert an SD card containing the provisioning package into the device.
  2. Navigate to Settings > Accounts > Access work or school > Add or remove a provisioning package > Add a package, and select the package to install.

    add a package option

  3. Click Add.

  4. On the device, the Is this package from a source you trust? message will appear. Tap Yes, add it.

    Is this package from a source you trust

Copying the provisioning package to the device

  1. Connect the device to your PC through USB.

  2. On the PC, select the provisioning package that you want to use to provision the device and then drag and drop the file to your device.

  3. On the device, the Is this package from a source you trust? message will appear. Tap Yes, add it.

    Is this package from a source you trust