Warning! An unexpected restart during autopilot ESP can happen if you assign a configuration component to a device group. Many
The modern workplace configuration pyramid
The diagram left shows the configuration components in a pyramid hierarchy. At the top, the configuration-items are configured that must be enforced at all times. Followed by security items and the configuration items priority. The configuration items are often less important because they do not contain settings to work securely. However, the configuration settings are needed, so the users are more productive when for example the configuration of OneDrive – KFM is enforced.
Restart during autopilot ESP
If the workplace restarts during autopilot ESP and the user needs to fill in their username + password then is it likely caused by a security item or baseline that is assigned to a device group. This restart happens between the ESP device setup and accounts setup. However, the installation will continue and finish successfully, there is still a potential risk that the installation time is reached.
The table below is an overview of Endpoint manager configuration items that can result in a restart if you assign the configuration to a device group.
– Update – Windows 10 update ring
– Baseline – Windows 10 Security Baseline (aug ’20)
– Baseline Microsoft Defender for Endpoint baseline (V5)
– Endpoint security – Device control
and assigned to a device group.
|Unfortunately, It’s unknown to me which settings are causing this issue. A workaround is to assign the policy to a user group. Remember if the policy is assigned to a Device group the workplace restarts during the ESP.|
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– Baseline – Microsoft Edge baseline
– Endpoint security – Microsoft Defender Antivirus
– Endpoint security – Windows Security experience
– Endpoint security – Encryption
– Endpoint security – Microsoft Defender Firewall
– Endpoint security – Attack surface reduction rules
– Endpoint security – Application control
– Endpoint Security – Web protection
|The policies can be assigned to both the user and device groups. It does not result in a restart during the ESP|
Endpoint security – Account protection and assigned to a device group.
|It looks like the ESP is finalized when the user’s desktop is loaded successfully. However, the configuration and applications are still loaded, which are assigned to a user group. Note notification that the device is ready for use does not show up.|
Secondly, you can also recognize this behavior because the Windows Hello enrollment wizard does not pop-up immediately (it does after restart or logoff initiated by the user).