Leave it to Microsoft to turn everything into an acronym. So let me start with definitions:
- ESP = Enrollment Status Page. This shows the progress of the Windows Autopilot device provisioning process, in two different phases: device ESP, which tracks the device configuration, and user ESP, which tracks the user configuration after the user is signed in for the first time.
- FSIA = First Sign-In Animation, the pulsing blue/black screen that shows up the first time you sign into Windows. During Autopilot, it shows up in between device ESP and user ESP.
This is what the FSIA screen looks like:
But this animation can be turned off via a policy. This policy can be set via Group Policy or via MDM, and unfortunately neither of those are exposed through Intune (or at least I can’t find them). But it’s easy enough to add as a custom policy:
The critical piece of that is the OMA-URI:
This is documented in the Policy CSP documentation. Once you have it configured, you can assign it to an appropriate group of devices. So what does the process look like with that policy in place? Here’s a short video, showing the end of device ESP, the user sign-on without FSIA, and then user ESP:
That is a slightly less jarring transition. (It also has another side benefit: It reduces the load on the device CPU. The animation is compute-intensive for some reason.) Try it out yourself.
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Nice tip. They should turn this off by default during ESP or maybe add it as a switch/checkbox in the ESP settings in the Intune portal.
It’s been on our list for a while, just haven’t managed to get to it.
Hey Mike, so this should be used with or without and not a replacement for disabling User ESP? This post below is from 8 months ago so this could have changed by now.
If you are going to use user ESP, it’s an optimization that you can make. But it does nothing in regards to that choice of user ESP or no user ESP (although I’m working on another blog about that).
Nice, Thanks Michael. Implemented, The process is getting smoother with every blog post 🙂
FSIA caused a “black screen of hang” for us during ESP – the only operational item was the mouse so long press on the power was the only way to get the machine back up. Once reset ESP continued and all was OK…but disabling FSIA was a better solution.