Using Provisioning Packages in Windows Deployment is both easy and practical. We can use to facilitate the process of setting up new devices, to join that devices to Active Directory or Azure AD, to set up software, or to for instance to reset a device from one employee and make it ready for another.
Provisioning packages are simple enough that with a short set of written instructions, a student or non-technical employee can use them to configure their device. This can result in a significant reduction in the time required to configure multiple devices in your organization.
So how do I use the Provisioning Package I received?
- Open the zip file and copy all of the provisioning package files to a USB flash drive (it does not have to be bootable):
Sample of files you should see:
2. Then all you do is factory reset your PC ( See how here ) then once you are at the screen below after the device reboots, plug in the USB that contains the provisioning package.
Windows Setup will automatically find your package. If not, hit the WIN-key rapidly a few times: this causes setup to go through all present USB and UDF devices to see if any provisioning packages can be found. A pop-up will appear, asking Set up PC? Click Set up
You will be asked to provision this device. Select your package, accept the defaults and run provisioning. The device will be set up as instructed in the provisioning package, completely bypassing OOBE, joining AD or AAD if you set it up to do so. Apps will be installed, and the device name will be as specified.