Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available

Let’s discuss Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment, which is now Generally Available. This feature was released on Microsoft Intune 2402 Updates. It is a generally available feature for users, and initially, it was in Public preview.

Windows Autopilot allows organizations to easily provision new devices. The new device provision uses the preinstalled OEM image and drivers. Organizations can use pre-provisioning in Windows Autopilot to ensure devices are business-ready before the user accesses them.

The Preprovisioning service on Windows Autopilot partners or IT staff pre-provision a fully configured and business-ready Windows PC. The pre-provisioning allows admins, partners, or OEMs can access a technician flow from the Out-of-box experience(OOBE).

Users can perform Windows Autopilot for pre-provisioned deployment scenarios when the devices are strictly Microsoft Entra joined, or Microsoft Entra hybrid joined using Intune. This blog post helps you learn more about Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment.

Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.1
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.1

Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available

The pre-provisioning process helps end users to get the desktop faster by delivering most of the configuration in advance. The pre-provision process is done in 2 portions. The IT partners or OEMs do the time-consuming portion, and the end user simply completes a few necessary settings and policies. So they can begin using their device.

Software Requirements for Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment

Some software Requirements are needed for the Windows Autopilot Pre-provisioning Deployment. It supports Windows versions and HoloLens. Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained holographic computer to run Windows 10.

Versions Supporting in WindowsVersions Support in HoloLens 2
Windows 10 Pro Windows Holographic, version 2004 or later
Windows 10 Pro Education
Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Windows 10 Enterprise
Windows 10 Education
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Table.1

Note:Windows 10 LTSC/LTSB editions aren’t supported

Intune Steps for Enrolling Devices in Autopilot Pre-provisioned Deployment

Users can easily start Enrolling Devices in Autopilot Pre-provisioned Deployment in Intune. This feature is out for preview, and you can ensure the devices are business-ready before the user accesses them in organizations.

Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.2
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.2

After that, Select Windows Enrollment. On this page, you can make several enrollments. Select the Deployment profiles option under Autopilot.

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Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.3

You can create a Profile on this page. Click on + Create Profile. Select Windows PC from this window. You can also choose the HoloLens option for profile creation.

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Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.4

After that, you will get the basic page, and you can do the basic steps of policy creation. Here you can give the Name and Description. Then enable the Convert all targeted devices to Autopilot. After that, click on the Next button.

Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.5
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.5

After that, you can follow the out-of-box experience(OOBE) steps. Here, the Deployment mode is User-Driven. You can choose the join ID as Microsoft Entra ID or Microsoft Entra hybrid join. This window also shows the privacy settings and user account type.

  • Enable the Allow Pre-provisioned deployment
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.6
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.6

After that, you can see the Add Groups option on the screen. Click on Add groups under Include groups. The included groups will Add the task to the particular group that you selected. You can also exclude any group by selecting the excluded group.

Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.7
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.7

The next step is setting Scope tags, which are optional. Scope tags are used in Microsoft Intune to manage administrators’ access and visibility.

  • Click on the Next
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.8
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.8

When you click Add Groups under the Include group option, you will see a pane with groups to select from. You can assign the policy to the selected group. I selected the group to which I wanted to add that policy and clicked on the Add option.

  • Click on the Next option in Assignments for the last step, Review and Create
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.9
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.9

At the last step of policy creation (Review and Create), you can review the settings and Create the policy. In this step, you can check all the details and settings you added for policy creation.

  • Click on the Create button to create the policy.
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available - Fig.10
Windows Autopilot for Pre-provisioned Deployment is now Generally Available – Fig.10

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Gopika S Nair is a computer enthusiast. She loves writing on Windows 11 and related technologies. She is here to share quick tips and tricks with Windows 11 or Windows 10 users. She is Post Graduate Diploma Holder in Computer Science.

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