By automating each aspect of the deployment process, you not only greatly decrease the effort involved, but you create a process that can be easily repeated and where human error becomes less of a factor.Take for example a scenario where you create a reference image for the device manually, but you accidentally install conflicting applications and cause the image to become unstable.This article walks you through the recommended process to deploy Windows 10 to Surface devices with Microsoft deployment technologies.
Note To evaluate the deployment process for Surface devices or to test the deployment process described in this article with the upcoming release of Windows Server 2016, you can download evaluation and preview versions from the Tech Net Evaluation Center.
Reimaging will erase and overwrite the existing environment on your Surface devices.
This process allows you to rapidly configure your Surface devices with identical environments that can be configured to precisely fit your organization’s requirements.
The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is the primary component of a Windows deployment.
It serves as a unified interface for most of the Microsoft deployment tools and technologies, such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK), Windows System Image Manager (Windows SIM), Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM), User State Migration Tool (USMT), and many other tools and technologies.