Client and Endpoint Management

TW13 The Grand Battle between Windows Autopilot and Traditional Configuration Manager OSD

August 5th, 2020

3:15pm - 4:30pm

Level: Intermediate

Panu Saukko

Consultant / Trainer


For many years, many organizations have used Configuration Manager's operating system deployment (OSD) feature to install new PCs for their users. After Microsoft has released an easier Windows Autopilot for the same purpose, organizations are trying to figure out which mechanism to use.

Before you can make an intelligent choice between these two, you need to know the benefits and shortcomings of the both technologies. And the right choice depends heavily on non-technical issues. In many cases, you need to re-think your whole process how to deploy new Windows clients.

After this session, you have a better understanding if you should continue on using OSD or utilize Autopilot or use both in different scenarios.

You will learn:

  • Key features of Autopilot & traditional OSD
  • When does Autopilot make sense?
  • Why you might want to keep using OSD?