Windows Autopilot scenarios and capabilities
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows Holographic, version 2004 or later
Windows Autopilot supports a growing list of scenarios that organizations commonly need. These needs vary based on:
- Organization type.
- Progress moving to Windows 10/11.
- How far they've transitioned to modern management.
The following Windows Autopilot scenarios are described in this guide:
|Deploy and configure devices so that an end user can set it up for themselves||Windows Autopilot user-driven mode|
|Deploy devices to be automatically configured for shared use, as a kiosk, or as a digital signage device.||Windows Autopilot self-deploying mode|
|Redeploy a device in a business-ready state.||Windows Autopilot Reset|
|Pre-provision a device with up-to-date applications, policies, and settings.||Pre-provisioning|
|Deploy Windows 10/11 on an existing Windows 7 or 8.1 device||Windows Autopilot for existing devices|
These scenarios are summarized in the following video.
Windows Autopilot capabilities
Temporary Access Pass
Organizations leveraging Temporary Access Pass can use this feature with Windows Autopilot Azure AD join user driven, pre-provisioning, and self-deploying mode for shared devices. Temporary Access Pass is not supported by the native Windows login credential provider so it requires the enablement of WebSign-in. To enable this feature in your organization you can follow the CSP details outlined in Policy CSP - Authentication. This feature is not supported with Windows Autopilot hybrid Azure AD join devices and is not applicable on self-deploying mode kiosks.
Windows Autopilot is self-updating during OOBE
For Windows 10, version 1903 and later devices, Autopilot functional and critical updates automatically download during OOBE after:
- The device is connected to a network.
- The critical driver and Windows zero-day patch (ZDP) updates are complete.
You can't opt out of these Autopilot updates because they're required for Windows Autopilot deployment. Windows alerts the user that the device is checking for, downloading, and installing the updates.
Cortana voiceover and speech recognition during OOBE
In Windows 10, version 1903 and later, Cortana voiceover and speech recognition during OOBE is DISABLED by default. This default applies to all Windows Pro, Education, and Enterprise editions.
You can also enable Cortana voiceover and speech recognition during OOBE by creating the following registry key. This key doesn't exist by default:
The key value is a DWORD with 0 = disabled and 1 = enabled.
|0||Cortana voiceover is disabled|
|1||Cortana voiceover is enabled|
|No value||Device will fall back to default behavior of the edition|
To change this key value, use WCD tool to create as PPKG as documented here.
With Windows Autopilot, you can configure the BitLocker encryption settings to be applied before automatic encryption is started. For more information, see Setting the BitLocker encryption algorithm for Autopilot devices
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