Switch out of S mode in BULK (100+ computers)
My current task at my job is to set up a large shipment of laptops that all arrived in Windows S mode (which is annoying because we didn’t order them that way but its too late now). Currently, and according to Microsoft support as well, the ONLY way to switch out of S mode is to log into your Microsoft account and switch out from the store. There are a few issues with this for my case.
These laptops are to be distributed to many people. I don’t want our account logged into or associated with all of them. Getting everything unlinked is unnecessarily annoying.
You are only allowed to have 10 devices linked to your account. I have to go in and delete them right after I add them, a slow process due to the slow website.
I have Enterprise keys, but that doesn’t matter. It will just be enterprise in S mode if you enter the key.
Sometimes, and I assume this is due to removing the device from my account afterwards, upon restarting, the computers are BACK IN S MODE! What!?!?
This process takes a while and like I said there are a ton of these computers… I just want a more efficient way!!
Is there ANY easier way, workarounds or anything? Do I just have to deal with it? Or reinstall windows every time (which would admittedly take much longer so not really worth it)? I absolutely hate S mode. Spare me.