When the global pandemic started, we were all thrust into the new (and very lightly explored) area of managing devices remotely for 100% of the time. Of course, everyone rushed to their VPN solution only to uncover new obstacles and even more significant challenges which they had never anticipated. Businesses cannot afford delays between deliveries, deployment time, and needing to be in person – and Autopilot is the workstation of the future that can help organizations overcome these challenges.
Organizations, nowadays, are able to seamlessly deploy laptops without IT even touching them. With Autopilot, organizations can have domain joined computers remotely – which means they can be deployed and set-up over VPN. This has huge implications in an increasingly remote-working world, as end users are not bound to be on-premises to start working.
What is Windows Autopilot?
Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. It’s designed to make it easier for organizations to deploy new devices by automating the setup and configuration process.
Rather than tasking your IT team with countless hours of setup, registration, and configuration, Windows Autopilot means that end users can set up their own devices in a user-friendly way without any assistance from the IT department. Click here to learn more.
Benefits of Windows Autopilot
Windows Autopilot offers a number of benefits that make it an essential tool for any business looking to deploy new devices securely and easily:
- Fast and easy setup with personalized configuration.
- Zero-touch deployment feature enables the devices to be automatically configured and registered without any user input
- If a device is corrupted or needs to be redeployed to a new user, Windows Autopilot makes it simple to reset and recover the device.
- Devices are automatically registered with Microsoft, and updates and licensing are handled centrally by Azure Active Directory.
- You can use the Windows Autopilot ESP (Enrollment Status Page) feature to track the progress of new device deployments and see which devices have been successfully set up.
Types of Autopilot Deployments
- User-driven provisioning
- Self-deploying device provisioning
- Autopilot for existing devices
Windows Autopilot simplifies the Windows device lifecycle, for both IT and end users, from initial deployment to end of life. To find out more about how Windows Autopilot can benefit your business, contact our team of experts here at VNEXT iQ.