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Device Enrollment, Windows 11, Windows Autopilot

Windows 11 Autopilot

I finally got the chance to provision the Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.51 with Windows Autopilot.

Windows 11 Insider Preview has been made available to people who are part of the Windows Insider Program and shortly after its ISO can be grabbed from UUP Dump. This open-source dump tool downloads the Windows preview builds directly from Windows Update servers and then repackages the downloaded bit of the Windows Insider Preview to an ISO file.

So after installing the Windows 11 binaries to a virtual machine, the Hardware Hash needs to be extracted and imported to MEM, same drill as Windows 10 when preparing to provision Windows 11 for Windows Autopilot.

After the machine is enrolled and has been assigned a deployment profile you can now proceed to provision it in Autopilot.

The first page will ask if, Is this the right country or region, after selecting the correct country, click Yes.

Next it you’ll be ask, Is this the right keyboard layout or input method? after selecting, click Yes.

You can add a secondary keyboard if you need to, else you can just go ahead and skip this page.

After that, Windows 11 will check for updates.

To continue for Autopilot you need to choose Set up for work or school then click Next.

See the change in OOBE UI, unlike before you won’t see the Sign-in page background image that you’ve uploaded in the Company branding back in Azure. Also notice that there’s a Sign in with a security key option available.

The Banner logo will still show up in the next page when entering your password.

A verification code was sent to my phone for MFA. You can also use the Microsoft Authenticator app for this.

Then device starts to be setup.

Next you will see the device enrollment status page, you can expand the categories to look what’s happening.

Once the Device setup completes, you’ll be ask to choose the privacy settings for your device.

You need to use the scroll bar to view and set these options, and click Accept.

The next page is pretty much familiar, don’t you think, this is when the initial login is taking place.

Then this interesting blue screen appears, telling me that Something went wrong, I went and click the Try again button like nothing happened.

After that the “classic” Enrollment Status Page appears where its working on setting up the account, and it took a few minutes to finish.

Then there we go, completed the Windows 11 Insider Preview Autopilot provisioning.

Assigned Win32 apps from Intune like 7-zip was also deployment as part of the provisioning.

7-Zip Windows app (Win32)

So far, the overall experience is good. Go and try it out yourself.

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