Optimize the boot image updating process
You can also follow the guidance provided in this article to integrate deployment to Surface devices into existing deployment strategies.
You can customize this process to include your own applications and configuration to meet the needs of your organization.You can read about how to manage and automate the upgrade process of Surface devices to Windows 10 at Upgrade Surface devices to Windows 10 with MDT.The goal of the deployment process presented in this article is automation.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 process of creating a reference image should always be performed in a virtual environment.
When you use a virtual machine as the platform to build your reference image, you eliminate the need for installation of additional drivers.
The drivers for a Hyper-V virtual machine are included by default in the factory Windows 10 image.
When you avoid the installation of additional drivers – especially complex drivers that include application components like control panel applications – you ensure that the image created by your reference image process will be as universally compatible as possible.
This article walks you through the recommended process to deploy Windows 10 to Surface devices with Microsoft deployment technologies.
The process described in this article yields a complete Windows 10 environment including updated firmware and drivers for your Surface device along with applications like Microsoft Office 365 and the Surface app.
An alternative to the reimaging process is an upgrade process.