In this video we take a quick look at @seguraOSD’s OSDCloud, a method of deploying Windows 10 to bare metal devices with just WinPE and an internet connection OSDCloud takes care of the feature update and driver management.

Windows Autopilot has been around for a while now, and solves the problem for getting a user up and running right out of the box, with no IT interaction required. This is great for new devices that come straight from the OEM or partner, but what about existing devices that need a rebuild due to a problem? Or devices that have been in storage and are running an ancient Win10 version? With ConfigMgr, we have Autopilot for existing devices which will allow an engineer to rebuild an existing device and prep it for Autopilot.

With Intune, there is no native way of deploying Windows 10 to bare metal devices. We need WinPE for that. This is where OSDCloud comes along – this solution allows an admin to build a USB stick (or ISO), boot to WinPE, and seamlessly download any supported version and variant of Windows 10. Not only that, but it will automatically identify the make and model of the device being built, and grab the latest drivers from Dell, HP, Lenovo or Microsoft.

With zero infrastructure (aside from a USB stick and the open internet), you can build a Surface Pro (or any other supported device) in less than 20 minutes.

Be sure to also check out this great write up by Joymalya Basu Roy for a more indepth review of the solution

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