In a previous blog, we outlined the benefits of Windows AutoPilot:
It this article we describe how you can test enrolling an existing device with Windows Autopilot.
Test Enroll an Existing Windows 10 machine with Windows AutoPilot
In order to register devices, you will need to acquire their hardware ID and register them. Microsoft is actively working with various hardware vendors to enable them to provide the required information to you, or upload it on your behalf. You can find more information about this process HERE.
First, you should be aware of configured prerequisites for AutoPilot:
Gather the hardware ID from a Windows 10 machine
Open an elevated Windows PowerShell session
Download the Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 script by entering this command in PowerShell
Install-Script -Name Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo
Change directory to scripts folder by typing the command: CD “C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Scripts\”
Then run the script .\Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile HWID.csv
Copy the HWID.csv to a location so you can upload the file to Microsoft. As an example:
Device Serial Number Windows Product ID Hardware Hash
6152-0244-4996-0684-1945-0793-71 T0FQAgEAHAAAAAoA+ACrPwAACgD4AKs/2tUmIngCCQMCABAACQABAAEAAQAAAAAABQAZAAIAAAAAAAAAAAg AAAAAAAABAAEAAwMAEQBHZW51aW5lSW50ZWwABAA0ACAgICAgICBJbnRlbChSKSBYZW9uKFIpIENQVSBFNS0y NjkwIDAgQCAyLjkwR0h6AAYAEAAqAA AAAAAAAAoA/wEHAB4Af…
Log on to the Microsoft Store for Business: https://businessstore.microsoft.com/en-us/store
Go to Devices
Upload the HWID.csv file you generated with the Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 script
To reset the Test PC to its original state
- Navigate to Settings.
- Select “Update & Security”
- Click “Recovery” in the left pane.
- Click “Get started” under Reset this PC.
- Click “Remove everything”
Now log on using your cloud credentials
Your PC will automatically be configured.
Windows AutoPilot enables users to self-deploy their new Windows 10 devices without needing IT assistance. The next blog in this series will discuss managing AutoPilot machines with Intune.
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