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The Power of Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (Part 2)

The Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD) tool can be used to a lot of different stuff. But for now I see the biggest gain for companies to use the tool for people that buy a new computer and is not near a company location where a new computer can be deployed or if the bought computer model is not on the official hardware certification list.

This guide will change the following at a Windows 10 Pro computer.

New standard computer name

Domain joined

Get the computer staged in the right OU

Upgrade the SKU to Enterprise

Let’s get started.

Start Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD)

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Select New provisioning package

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Enter Project details and choose a folder.

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Select what Windows versions can use the package. I’ll choose Common to all Windows desktop editions

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As this is a new package, I’ll not import any package, click Finish

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To filter out some settings, select Common IT Pro settings

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Enter the account used to do the domain join

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Target OU

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Enter Computername. In the case I use a variable to get different computernames.

TESTPC%SERIAL%

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Enter DomainName

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Set domain join password

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To upgrade the OS version to Windows Enterprise enter an appropriate PID.

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Save the project

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Click Export and select Provisioning package

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Give the provisioning package a name and select ranking

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You should encrypt the package, so no one can read the passwords stored inside the package or the license key.

Further more only admins/users with the password can use the provisioning package and there by join computers to the domain.

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Save

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Building

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Done, Finish

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The provisioning package is  now ready for use.

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Next part I’ll run the package at a non domain joined Windows 10 Pro machine.

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