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Azure AD Integration III: Windows Autopilot


  • Accomplished Azure Active Directory Integration Guide I & II
  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium P1 or greater, or any Bundle which includes this license
  • Windows 10 1703 and above is needed on the Client Machine going through this process
  • Internet access is required when going through the OOBE. It’s mandatory to connect to the cloud service
  • The Device must be registered to your Organization.

Register device

We will describe the manual process of how to get the device registered to your organization. Contact your hardware vendor to do it on your behalf

Get Hardware ID

  • Install Windows 10 1703 or above on a client or on a virtual machine
  • Open Powershell as an administrator and run the following command
    • Install-Script –Name Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo -RequiredVersion 1.2 (other versions will not include the mandatory Product ID value)
    • Accept the bunch of prompts
  • Navigate in Windows Explorer to C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Scripts\ and check if the installed script is listed
  • The next step is to use the script to pull the device information from WMI
    • Use command in PowerShell Set-ExecutionPolicy unrestricted
    • Accept the prompts
    • Now navigate in PowerShell to  C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Scripts
    • Use the following command: .\Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile .\myautopilot.csv
  • If everything went well you should now see a .CSV file with the name you chose in the set location
  • Take the .csv file and copy it to a USB Device or to a Network Share or proceed on your current machine

Upload Hardware ID

  • Open Browser and open Windows Store for Business
  • Sign-In as a Administrator
  • Go to Manage
  • Accept to share Data with Microsoft Store for Business
  • Navigate to Devices
  • Click Windows AutoPilot Deployment Program
  • Click + Add devices
  • Select and upload your .csv file
  • Create now your first AutoPilot Deployment Group
    • Enter as name e.g Silverback
    • Click Add
  • Your request will now be processed
  • Your device should appear now 

Create new Profile

  • Click AutoPilot deployment
  • Click Create new profile
  • Configure your Profile
    • Enter as name e.g. AutoPilot
    • Enable Skip privacy settings (optional)
    • Enable Disable local admin creation on the device (optional)
    • Enable Skip End user License Agreement (EULA) (optional)
  • Click Create

Link Devices

  • Use the checkbox to select any or your imported devices
  • Click on AutoPilot deployment
  • Apply to your previous created Profile

Factory Wipe

Depending on newer Windows 10 Version the step by step guide might be different

  • Navigate to Windows Settings
  • Click Update & Security
  • Click Recovery
  • Click Get started to reset this
  • Click Remove everything
  • Choose
    • Just remove my files (recommended)
    • Remove files and clean the drive (optional)
  • Plug your PC in
  • Click Reset
  • Wait until the reset process is finished

Client Enrollment

The registration process on Microsoft can take up to 24h until the Device Enrollment will work. 

  • Start the Out-of-box-experience of your Windows 10 Device
  • Select your Region
  • Select the right keyboard layout
  • Add, if needed, a second keyboard layout or skip
  • Add your network
  • You now see that the device belongs to your organization

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  • Type in your Azure AD Username. This is the email address to use to login into Office 365 and similar Microsoft Online Services
  • Enter your Password
  • Accept Terms of use
  • Wait until the device will start

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  • Create your PIN for using as a sign-in method (forced by Microsoft)

Next Steps

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