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Easily deploy and manage hundreds of Teams Rooms on Windows with Autopilot and Autologin

Deployment of Teams Rooms on Windows is getting a serious upgrade. As announced at InfoComm this week, Autopilot and Autologin for Teams Rooms on Windows is now generally available. It enables you to deploy at scale and configure Teams Rooms with minimal onsite interaction, which can help save you time and resources.

To enable Windows Autopilot and Autologin for your Teams Rooms, refer to the documentation or watch this video.

Configuration: What to expect

We’re hearing positive feedback from our customers. Here is what a few of them have to say:

  • “So smooth and it only took 10min. Way better deployment experience.” 
  • “We want to register all our existing devices to redeploy and make them manageable with the help of Intune.”

Configuring requires many steps, but most steps are done only once or very rarely. A simple way to think of the steps are:

  1. Configure prerequisites for Autopilot
  2. Register Autopilot capable MTRs ideally through a partner, or by yourself in Intune
  3. Assign relevant management configurations to the devices
  4. Sync the Autopilot devices to the Teams Rooms Pro Management Portal and assign respective resource accounts to the devices.

Why would I use Autopilot and Autologin?

Whether you’re deploying dozens of new Teams Rooms on Windows or redeploying existing rooms, you can realize the many benefits of Autopilot and Autologin.

Pre-registration

Pre-registration of devices to your tenant enables management of the device before it powers on. Group the device, assign an Autopilot profile, assign device management policies, and associate the device to a resource account for Autologin. Imagine, you could have the devices registered to your tenant and configured in the cloud before they even show up to the site!

Check registration of your devices in the Intune admin centerCheck registration of your devices in the Intune admin center

View your Autopilot-registered rooms from the Teams Rooms Pro Management portalView your Autopilot-registered rooms from the Teams Rooms Pro Management portal

Rapid, touchless provisioning during site installation

Once the devices are on-site and ready for installation, the installer can simply unbox the device, plug in power and ethernet, turn it on, and walk away. The device will provision Windows, automatically, EntraID join, enroll in Endpoint management, update Windows and the Teams Rooms application, and finally Autologin to the associated resource account. From power-up to meeting-ready, touchless and in minutes.

Remote redeployment or recovery

By leveraging both the Intune and the Teams Rooms Pro Management portal, admins can redeploy or recover Teams Rooms on Windows with a few clicks (hopefully from a tropical beach)!

Firstly, in the Teams Rooms Pro Management portal, assign credentials to the target Autopilot device. This is also true for recovery of the device, where the intention is to Autologin to the previous account. Once credentials are successfully assigned, head over to Intune to perform a device reset with the “Wipe” action (make sure to use the right one!).

The Wipe function in Intune, which performs a device reset. Leave the options unchecked.The Wipe function in Intune, which performs a device reset. Leave the options unchecked.

Logistics

A crucial part of what makes Autopilot and Autologin possible is the device registration process. Partners can register devices for customers if they have:

  1. Access to the Devices page for customers in Microsoft Partner Center, and
  2. Established a relationship must with the customer tenant.

If you currently order devices through a partner, ask if they meet those prerequisites. 

The Devices page for customers as seen by a partner in Microsoft Partner CenterThe Devices page for customers as seen by a partner in Microsoft Partner Center

Go try it!

We are excited to offer this new feature, and hope it saves you time and effort. We appreciate your input, so share your thoughts and questions on this blog post!

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