This blog post uses capabilities that are added in Windows 10, version 1809, which is currently still in preview.
This week a short blog about another relatively new Windows AutoPilot feature. This week is all about assigning a specific user to a specific Windows AutoPilot device. That enables an administrator to directly assign a user to a Windows AutoPilot device. Assigning a user to a Windows AutoPilot device will make sure that the username will be pre-filled during Windows setup. It also lets the administrator set a custom greeting name, which will also be added during the Windows setup. In this post I’ll show the actual configuration steps, followed by the end-user experience.
Before starting with the actual configuration steps, it’s important to name a few prerequisites.
- Azure AD company branding is configured;
- Device is running Windows 10, version 1809 or later;
- User is Microsoft Intune licensed
When the prerequisites are in place, it’s time to start looking at the actual configuration. The following five steps walk through assigning a user to a Windows AutoPilot device.
|1||Open the Azure portal and navigate to Intune > Device enrollment > Windows enrollment to open the Device enrollment – Windows enrollment blade;|
|2||On the Device enrollment – Windows enrollment blade, click Devices to open the Windows AutoPilot devices blade;|
|3||On the Windows AutoPilot devices blade, select the specific device (make sure to check the box) and click Assign user to open the Select user blade;|
|4||On the Select user blade, select the specific user and click Select, which will open the Properties blade of the device;|
Note: This will provide a message like in this case “Awesome dude has ben successfully assigned to 3008-9109-1000-6969-987…”
Now let’s end this post by looking at the end-user experience when using a user-driven deployment. After configuring the location and the keyboard, the user will get a personal welcome message. The message includes the configured custom user friendly name and the username will be preconfigured (as shown below). The user only needs to provide a password and click Next.
Note: This experience does not work when used in combination with ADFS.
For more information about assigning a user to a Windows AutoPilot device, please refer to the documentation Enroll Windows devices by using the Windows AutoPilot | Assign a user to a specific Autopilot device.