Deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3: Best practices

Microsoft has released a guide titled Deployment and Administration Guide for Surface Pro 3, that talks of best practices for deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3 devices.

Deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3

Windows to Surface Pro 3 Deployment

This exhaustive 116 page guide has been designed to show you the best practices for deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3 devices. This may sound simple but due to the vast number of scenarios and concepts, deployment can be quite complex. Although, the deployment concepts are valid for all Windows systems, it specifically targets Surface Pro 3 devices.

It is divided into 4 parts and 8 chapters. It is recommended to read this document in sequential order. Even if you are familiar with deployment concepts, there are some important tips you’ll learn along the way. It covers topics several topics, including the following:

  1. Deployment concepts, imaging, Sysprep, Servicing, etc.
  2. Installing Deployment Tools, preparing Boot media, Booting from the wizard, etc
  3. Configuring deployment Share rules, Boot media rules, enabling Windows Updates, customizing the Image, etc.
  4. Administration & Management Tools, accessories, etc.

You can download the Deployment and Administration Guide for Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft.

Microsoft has also made available for download, Surface Pro 3 User Guide and Surface Pro 3 Quick Start Guide. You might want to download them, if you haven’t done so already.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

One Comment

  1. Mouliano

    It is good that Microsoft published this guide. I would like to see more companies embrace this technology, instead of deploying bloated, older generation notebooks. LOL will somebody put Windows 7 to end-of-life? Windows 8.1 is faster, much more stable, and much more attractive.

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