Windows Autopilot or Azure Autopilot is a zero-touch Windows deployment program that streamlines bulk provisioning of Windows 10 devices in organizations. With a combination of a mobile device management (MDM) solution and Azure Active Directory (AD) organization can ensure the devices are usage ready with zero admin intervention. With the help of MDM solutions that support Windows Autopilot, organizations can ensure the employees can start using the device immediately upon activation by ensuring all the required apps, configurations and documents are available on these devices.
IT admins understand how difficult it is to deploy and provision Windows 10 devices required by the organization's workforce. Manually deploying Windows 10 devices involves, activating the device, configuring device activation settings, creating user accounts, and deploying the necessary apps, profiles and configuration.
With the help of Microsoft Autopilot, organizations can automate the entire device activation and user assignment process with a one-time setup. Also, by integrating the Windows Azure Autopilot portal with an MDM solution, admins can ensure the apps and documents are also distributed to enrolled devices in bulk.
This ensures the devices can be shipped directly to the employee without requiring any admin intervention.
As mentioned earlier, to leverage the various benefits offered by Windows Azure Autopilot, it is recommended to integrate it with a MDM solution that supports Windows Autopilot. ManageEngine's mobile device management solution, Mobile Device Manager Plus, provides extensive support to Windows Autopilot's automation capabilities. To enroll devices into Mobile Device Manager Plus using Microsoft Windows Autopilot, ensure the following pre-requisites are met:
Once the pre-requisites are met, the next step is to configure the device activation settings and enrolling the required devices
Additionally, the following settings can be configured:
Refer this document for detailed steps on how to perform device enrollment using Windows Azure Autopilot.
Using Windows Azure Autopilot provides organizations the following benefits: