Prerequisites

Getting started with Windows Autopatch has been designed to be easy. This article outlines the infrastructure requirements you must meet to assure success with Windows Autopatch.

Area Prerequisite details
Licensing Windows Autopatch requires Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 (or higher) to be assigned to your users. Additionally, Azure Active Directory Premium and Microsoft Intune are required. For details about the specific service plans, see more about licenses.

For more information on available licenses, see Microsoft 365 licensing.

For more information about licensing terms and conditions for products and services purchased through Microsoft Commercial Volume Licensing Programs, see the Product Terms site.

Connectivity All Windows Autopatch devices require connectivity to multiple Microsoft service endpoints from the corporate network.

For the full list of required IPs and URLs, see Configure your network.

Azure Active Directory Azure Active Directory must either be the source of authority for all user accounts, or user accounts must be synchronized from on-premises Active Directory using the latest supported version of Azure Active Directory Connect to enable Hybrid Azure Active Directory join.
Device management Devices must be already enrolled with Microsoft Intune prior to registering with Windows Autopatch. Intune must be set as the Mobile Device Management (MDM) authority or co-management must be turned on and enabled on the target devices.

At a minimum, the Windows Update, Device configuration and Office Click-to-Run apps workloads must be set to Pilot Intune or Intune. You must also ensure that the devices you intend on bringing to Windows Autopatch are in the targeted device collection. For more information, see co-management requirements for Windows Autopatch.

Other device management prerequisites include:

  • Devices must be corporate-owned. Windows bring-your-own-devices (BYOD) are blocked during device registration prerequisite checks.
  • Devices must be managed by either Intune or Configuration Manager co-management. Devices only managed by Configuration Manager aren't supported.
  • Devices must be in communication with Microsoft Intune in the last 28 days. Otherwise, the devices won't be registered with Autopatch.
  • Devices must be connected to the internet.
  • Devices must have a Serial number, Model and Manufacturer. Device emulators that don't generate this information fail to meet Intune or Cloud-attached prerequisite check.

See Register your devices for more details on device prerequisites and on how the device registration process works with Windows Autopatch.

For more information on co-management, see co-management for Windows devices.

Data and privacy For more information on Windows Autopatch privacy practices, see Windows Autopatch Privacy.

More about licenses

Windows Autopatch is included with Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 or higher (user-based only). The following are the service plan SKUs that are eligible for Windows Autopatch:

License ID GUID number
Microsoft 365 E3 SPE_E3 05e9a617-0261-4cee-bb44-138d3ef5d965
Microsoft 365 E3 (500 seats minimum_HUB) Microsoft_365_E3 0c21030a-7e60-4ec7-9a0f-0042e0e0211a
Microsoft 365 E3 - Unattended License SPE_E3_RPA1 c2ac2ee4-9bb1-47e4-8541-d689c7e83371
Microsoft 365 E5 SPE_E5 06ebc4ee-1bb5-47dd-8120-11324bc54e06
Microsoft 365 E5 (500 seats minimum)_HUB Microsoft_365_E5 db684ac5-c0e7-4f92-8284-ef9ebde75d33
Microsoft 365 E5 with calling minutes SPE_E5_CALLINGMINUTES a91fc4e0-65e5-4266-aa76-4037509c1626
Microsoft 365 E5 without audio conferencing SPE_E5_NOPSTNCONF cd2925a3-5076-4233-8931-638a8c94f773
Microsoft 365 E5 without audio conferencing (500 seats minimum)_HUB Microsoft_365_E5_without_Audio_Conferencing 2113661c-6509-4034-98bb-9c47bd28d63c
TEST - Microsoft 365 E3 SPE_E3_TEST 23a55cbc-971c-4ba2-8bae-04cd13d2f4ad
TEST - Microsoft 365 E5 without audio conferencing SPE_E5_NOPSTNCONF_TEST 1362a0d9-b3c2-4112-bf1a-7a838d181c0f
Windows 10/11 Enterprise E3 WIN10_VDA_E3 6a0f6da5-0b87-4190-a6ae-9bb5a2b9546a
Windows 10/11 Enterprise E5 WIN10_VDA_E5 488ba24a-39a9-4473-8ee5-19291e71b002
Windows 10/11 Enterprise VDA E3_VDA_only d13ef257-988a-46f3-8fce-f47484dd4550

The following Windows OS 10 editions, 1809 builds and architecture are supported in Windows Autopatch:

  • Windows 10 (1809+)/11 Pro
  • Windows 10 (1809+)/11 Enterprise
  • Windows 10 (1809+)/11 Pro for Workstations

Configuration Manager co-management requirements

Windows Autopatch fully supports co-management. The following co-management requirements apply:

For more information, see paths to co-management.