Windows 10 Version 1703 – First Run Experience

Windows 10 version 1703 just dropped into Current Branch April 11 and there is some significant changes during the first run experience to take note of. The GUI has been given a facelift!

Here is a run-through of what to expect during setup with an Enterprise edition

Most wizards remain the same until you reach the First Run Setup Wizard.

Lets start with the basics

One little gripe I have here, keyboard entry wont work when entering the letter A and scroll me up automatically. Instead I have to scroll up through every region between United States and Australia! This is not cool for us Aussies, Austrians, Argentinians you get the drift…..



Luckily in Australia we use the US keyboard layout

This is very neat, I know a lot of people that use two keyboard layouts will appreciate this. Take Japan for example.


As this PC is a Hyper V-VM it’s automatically skipped the setup a wifi network wizard.

Account (the fork in the road)

This is the most important change during the first run experience, what I enter here defines which path I want to go down specially when using a MDM solution such as Intune or using a work or school account.


Selecting the option ‘domain join instead’ asks me to enter a name to create a local account





Please note selecting the option “Or, even better, use an online account” brings me back to the first account screen


Privacy Settings

Now I’m lead to the desktop with my local account (not exactly a domain join)


Back to the old method of domain join we have all become accustomed with over the years.

Correction: Decades

Ok so that’s one path covered, now another installation and lets see where we go

For curiosity sake I chose the time and currency format to English (Australia), will this impact what we see for selecting the region?


Wohoo – Australia is selected! Kudos to the product team, that’s very clever…

Round 2

Sure is

I’m only fluent in US keyboard….


Again, network is connected

Lets not bother with selecting Domain join as we know where that goes, this time I’ll add my work account

Ah no! I entered a Microsoft personal account – computer says no, at least Windows 10 Enterprise does. Lets try again with a work account.

meraviglioso, for those of you that don’t know


I now see my company logo


MFA authentication is enabled and linked to my Microsoft Authenticator App

My authenticator app is not working so I guess I have to choose another option

I’m through

As we have an Intune MDM policy applied in our environment I’m presented with the following


Look I’m joined with Azure AD!



Intune MDM has taken over and is now deploying applications and polices to my PC.


One key thing to note is that we have automatic enrolment enabled in Azure Active Directory.