Partner registration

This article describes the steps for Partners to register devices. The process for registering devices yourself is documented in Manual registration.

Prepare for registration

Before completing registration for a customer, you must first establish a relationship with them in the Partner Center. For more information on that process, see the consent documentation. Any CSP partner can add devices on behalf of any customer, as long as the customer consents. You can also learn more about partner relationships and Autopilot permissions at Partner Center help.

Note

This documentation is only for Partners and OEMs. The process for self-registration is documented in Manual registration.

Register devices using the Partner Center

Once you've established the relationship with your customers, you can use Partner Center to add devices to Autopilot for any of the customers.

To register devices using the Partner Center:

  1. Navigate to Partner Center.
  2. Select Customers from the Partner Center menu and then select the customer whose devices you want to manage.
  3. On the customer's detail page, select Devices.
  4. Under Apply profiles to devices, select Add devices.
  5. Enter the appropriate Group Tag for the device profile you've selected (as shown in the following table) and then select Browse to upload the customer's list (in .csv file format) to Partner Center.
Device profile Autopilot group tag (standard mode) Group tag (shared device mode)
Sensitive data Microsoft365Managed_SensitiveData Microsoft365Managed_SensitiveData-Shared
Power user Microsoft365Managed_PowerUser Not supported
Standard Microsoft365Managed_Standard Microsoft365Managed_Standard-Shared
Kiosk Microsoft365Managed_Kiosk Microsoft365Managed_Kiosk-Shared

Important

The Group Name must match those listed in the table exactly, including capitalization and special characters. This will allow the newly registered devices to be assigned with the Microsoft Managed Desktop Autopilot profile.

Note

You should have received this .csv file with your device purchase. If you didn't receive a .csv file, you can create one yourself by following the steps in Adding devices to Windows Autopilot. Requirements:

  • Extra columns are not supported.
  • Quotes are not supported.
  • Only ANSI-format text files can be used (not Unicode).
  • Headers are case-sensitive.
Editing the file in Excel and saving it as a CSV file will not generate a usable file due to these requirements. Ensure that you preserve any leading zeroes in the device serial numbers. Partners should use Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo to register devices for Microsoft Managed Desktop devices in Partner Center.

If you receive an error message while trying to upload the .csv file, check the format of the file. Make sure the column order matches what is described in Use Windows Autopilot profiles on new devices to customize a customer's out-of-box experience. You can also use the sample .csv file provided from the link next to Add devices to create a device list.

For more information about Autopilot in Partner scenarios, see Add devices to a customer's account.

Register devices by using the OEM API

Before completing registration for a customer, you must first establish a relationship with them. You should have a unique link to provide to your respective customers. See How to establish OEM relationship.

Once you've established the relationship, you can start registering devices for customers using the appropriate Group Tag for each device profile they've selected:

Device profile Autopilot group tag (standard mode) Group tag (shared device mode)
Sensitive data Microsoft365Managed_SensitiveData Microsoft365Managed_SensitiveData-Shared
Power user Microsoft365Managed_PowerUser Not supported
Standard Microsoft365Managed_Standard Microsoft365Managed_Standard-Shared
Kiosk Microsoft365Managed_Kiosk Microsoft365Managed_Kiosk-Shared

Important

The Group Tags must match those listed in the table exactly, including capitalization and special characters. This will allow the newly registered devices to be assigned with tone of the Microsoft Managed Desktop Autopilot deployment profiles.