Deploying Windows RT 8.1 in Educational Environments

There are many benefits with Windows RT. In most cases, the user will manage the device without involving the IT-department. In educational scenario’s Windows RT enabled devices such as Microsoft Surface is getting popular, due to a low price point, stability, easy to reset and quick boot-up speed.

Even if this is a “personal” device (you own it, love it and take care of it) most IT departments this want to do some initial configuration. There is some capabilities with System Center Configuration Manager and Windows Intune where you can deploy Wi-Fi and VPN Profiles, but this requires that you have the SCCM/Intune solution configured.

If you ‘re about to roll out Windows RT devices, I recommend; “Deploying Windows RT 8.1 – A guide for Education”. This is a complete guide for enrolling Windows RT devices in educational environments. In addition there is a codeplex project providing a complete solution with scripts.


  • Choosing a student account
  • Deployment process overview
  • Creating the configuration store
  • Building a complete solution
  • Local group policy settings.

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