Windows Autopilot deployment

Applies to

  • Windows 10

Windows Autopilot is a zero-touch, self-service Windows deployment platform introduced with Windows 10, version 1703. The Windows Autopilot process runs immediately after powering on a new computer for the first time, enabling employees to configure new devices to be business-ready with just a few clicks.

This guide is intended for use by an IT-specialist, system architect, or business decision maker. The guide provides information about how Windows Autopilot deployment works, including detailed requirements, deployment scenarios, and platform capabilities. The document highlights options that are available to you when planning a modern, cloud-joined Windows 10 deployment strategy. Links are provided to detailed step by step configuration procedures.

In this guide

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Understanding Windows Autopilot

Overview of Windows AutopilotA review of Windows Autopilot is provided with a video walkthrough. Benefits and general requirements are discussed.
RequirementsDetailed software, network, licensing, and configuration requirements are provided.
Scenarios and CapabilitiesA summary of Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios and capabilities.
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Deployment scenarios

User-driven modeRequirements and validation steps for deploying a new Azure Active Directory (AAD) joined or hybrid AAD-joined Windows 10 device are provided.
Self-deploying modeRequirements and validation steps for deploying a new Windows 10 device with little to no user interaction are provided.
Windows Autopilot ResetUsing Windows Autopilot Reset, a device can be restored to its original settings, taking it back to a business-ready state. Both local and remote reset scenarios are discussed.
Windows Autopilot for white glove deploymentRequirements and procedures are described that enable additional policies and apps to be delivered to a Windows Autopilot device.
Support for existing devicesThis topic describes how Windows Autopilot can be used to convert Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 domain-joined computers to AAD-joined computers running Windows 10.

Using Windows Autopilot

Registering devicesThe process of registering a device with the Windows Autopilot deployment service is described.
Configuring device profilesThe device profile settings that specific its behavior when it is deployed are described.
Enrollment status pageSettings that are available on the Enrollment Status Page are described.
BitLocker encryption Available options for configuring BitLocker on Windows Autopilot devices are described.
DFCI management Manage UEFI settings using the Device Firmware Configuration Interface (DFCI) with Windows Autopilot and Intune.
Troubleshooting Windows AutopilotDiagnostic event information and troubleshooting procedures are provided.
Known issuesA list of current known issues and solutions is provided.

Support topics

FAQFrequently asked questions on several topics are provided.
Support contactsSupport information is provided.
Registration authorizationThis article discusses how a CSP partner or OEM can obtain customer authorization to register Windows Autopilot devices.
Motherboard replacementInformation about how to deal with Autopilot registration and device repair issues is provided.

Windows Autopilot