SmartDeploy vs. Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune
Computer imaging with SmartDeploy sets up your corporate devices from a known, clean state — without OEM bloatware or security vulnerabilities. Unlike tools like Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune, which work with preinstalled OEM images, SmartDeploy allows for more control across your environment.
See how SmartDeploy compares with Windows Autopilot & Microsoft Intune
Autopilot & Intune
Part of the Microsoft Intune family, Autopilot and Intune skip a key step in device lifecycle management. Instead of setting up devices with a clean OS image, you can only perform standard configurations on preloaded OEM images before enrolling devices into Intune.
SmartDeploy’sversatile imaging solution allows you to keep your environment consistent and secure from the start. Capture and deploy your Windows golden image, apps, and drivers to any on-prem or remote PC. Simplify workflows to set up, manage, and troubleshoot devices easily.
Deploy an image with SmartDeploy in minutes
Autopilot & Intune
OS image capture
Out-of-box integration with third-party
Efficient way to get rid of OEM bloatware
Complex licensing structure
Prebuilt driver package library
Supports hybrid environments
How it works
Set up, update, and manage endpoints with greater flexibility and ease. Flexible layers enable you to manage the OS, applications, drivers, and user data independently from each other rather than baking everything into a locked image.
Meet some of our customers
Learn how businesses from startups to global leaders use SmartDeploy to streamline their endpoint management.
“SmartDeploy does exactly what we need it to do and our deploy operations can be as basic or as involved as we want them to be. The system saves us a lot of time and helps us standardize and maintain our images.”
IT Systems Engineer
“SmartDeploy has made our jobs so much easier when it comes to deploying and managing Windows computers. We were easily able to create our image for initial deployment and using the SmartDeploy Agent, we can push software to our users even when they are working from home. This has helped us free up time setting up user computers and manually installing software, allowing us to focus more time and effort on more complex tasks.”
Help Desk Team Lead
“The ability to easily refresh/reimage your entire fleet is made simple with SmartDeploy and their downloadable platform packs that contain ALL necessary drivers for almost all enterprise-grade Windows machines. Refreshing or imaging current and new machines is now 99% hands-off and automated. It can be done physically at the machine (I integrate with WDS) or remotely from the office whether the device is in network or not.”
The new industry standard
SmartDeploy is an award-winning solution with a proven track record helping IT teams become more effective and efficient. We think the results speak for themselves.
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One platform, endless use cases
SmartDeploy is your one-stop shop for PC provisioning and lifecycle management.
Keep all your users files and settings consistent while rolling out new hardware
Seamlessly roll out images, drivers, and applications to entirely new devices
Reimage the operating system layer without affecting applications or user data
SmartDeploy is not affiliated with or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. The use of Windows Autopilot and Microsoft Intune on this page is for comparison purposes only. Information last updated: 12/29/2022