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Skilling snack: Configure devices with Windows Autopilot
Published Aug 24 2023 10:00 AM 5,432 Views
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Due to different environments, configurations, and needs, Windows Autopilot offers several different scenarios. Depending on whether the device is meant for a single user or multiple users and how the device is managed, Autopilot has different capabilities for each scenario. Choose the recipe based on the ingredients in your pantry! Today, let’s focus on two of the most common scenarios for user-driven and pre-provisioned Microsoft Entra join (previously, Azure Active Directory join) deployments.

Editor's note 9.11.2023: We have replaced the resource on Entra joined devices with a more complete one and adjusted the reading time difference.

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Windows Autopilot scenarios

Compare and contrast different scenarios available in Windows Autopilot. Explore a number of scenario capabilities, including comprehensive pros and cons of each. This overview documentation helps you decide between Microsoft Entra join (formerly Azure AD) and hybrid Microsoft Entra join, as well as choose the scenario that’s right for you.

(9 mins)

User-Driven + Pre-Provisioned + Self-Deployed + Existing Devices + Reset + TPM Attestation + Device Identity + VM

 

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Join your cloud-native endpoints to Azure AD

Since today’s scenarios are focused on Microsoft Entra joined devices, let’s start with its basic understanding. Learn about device authentication and management with Microsoft Entra join (formerly Azure AD join). Compare the use cases, options, and benefits of joining devices to Microsoft Entra.

(11 mins)

Entra + AAD + Hybrid + Join + Identity + Intune + Authentication + Pro + Enterprise

     

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Windows Autopilot user-driven Microsoft Entra join in Intune

Use this scenario if users at your organization receive new devices directly from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or reseller without IT intervention. Speed the deployment up by following the steps in this scenario. Use this walkthrough in a lab or a production environment as needed.

(3 mins)

User-Driven + Deployment + OEM + Device ESP + User ESP + Entra ID

 

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Windows Autopilot for pre-provisioned deployment Microsoft Entra join in Intune

Built on top of Windows Autopilot user-driven Microsoft Entra join, this scenario automates the configuration of Windows on new devices delivered from an IT department, OEM, or reseller. Incorporate the new technician flow step toward the end to speed up the final user flow for quick deployment.

(5 mins)

Pre-Provisioned + Deployment + IT + Device ESP + User ESP + Entra ID

     

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Follow these steps to deploy Windows with Autopilot in user-driven Microsoft Entra join scenario in Intune.

  1. Set up Windows automatic Intune enrollment (2 mins)
  2. Allow users to join devices to Azure AD (2 mins)
  3. Register devices as Autopilot devices (5 mins)
  4. Create a device group (4 mins)
  5. Configure and assign Autopilot Enrollment Status Page (ESP) (8 mins)
  6. Create and assign Autopilot profile (9 mins)
  7. Assign Autopilot device to a user (optional) (4 mins)
  8. Deploy the device (5 mins)

(39 mins)

User-Driven + Entra + Join + Intune + ESP

 

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Follow these steps to deploy Windows with Autopilot in pre-provisioned Microsoft Entra join scenario in Intune.

  1. Set up Windows automatic Intune enrollment (2 mins)
  2. Allow users to join devices to Azure AD (2 mins)
  3. Register devices as Autopilot devices (5 mins)
  4. Create a device group (4 mins)
  5. Configure and assign Autopilot Enrollment Status Page (ESP) (8 mins)
  6. Create and assign Autopilot profile (9 mins)
  7. Assign Autopilot device to a user (optional) (4 mins)
  8. Technician flow (9 mins)
  9. User flow (7 mins)

(50 mins)

Pre-Provisioned + Entra + Join + Intune + ESP

     

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Windows Autopilot: User experience with user-driven Microsoft Entra join

Want to see what user-driven Autopilot deployment looks like? Take a look at what the users in your organization will experience as part of their device setup. Share this video with your users to familiarize them with the process.

(2 mins)

Entra + User-Driven + Autopilot + Device Deployment + Region + Keyboard + Network + Updates + Profile + ESP


If you’ve missed the introduction, review Skilling snack: Windows Autopilot 101. Is it the user-driven or the pre-provisioned scenario that fits your needs best? Don’t forget that there are more Autopilot scenarios available for less common situations.

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